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Allen's Point, Inscriptions from, in, 125 
American Antiquarian Society, 371 
Antiquities, 18, 32, 38 
Arms, engraved, of 
Bradford, 39 
Gilbert, 223 
How, 63 

Wentworth, 321 
Austerfield, church records of, 177 
Autographs, 42, 45, 46, 64 
Barnstable, records of, 192 
Belchertown, Thanksgiving discourse at, 193 
Berwick, Inscriptions from, 37 
Boston News Letter, Items, 81, 176, 188, 192, 259, 

260, 264, 345, 349, 350, 367 
Boston, Records of, 51, 181, 267, 359 ; notice of the 

" siege of," 93 ; Report of the Registrar of, 194 
Breach of Promise, first recorded in Plymouth Col- 
ony, 30 
Bunker Hill, notice of the Celebration of the Battle 

of, 368 
Burying-ground, Inscriptions from, 65, 165 
Cambridge, early records of, 181 
Charlestown , early records of, 183, 267 

Celebration of Bunker Hill Battle at, 368 
Chronicles of Casco Bay, notice of, 373 
Concord, early records of, 271 
Connecticut, notice of its published records, 372 
Cranbrook, extracts from its records, 312 
Dartmouth College, notice of the account of its 

Alumni, 195 
Donations to the N. E. H. G. Society, 104, 200, 296, 

Dorchester, Antiquarian Society, notice of the pub- 
lications of, 371 ; Burying-ground, inscriptions 

from, 165, 275 
Dover, ancient records of, 30, 246 
Duxbury, notice of the Hist, of, 98 
Engravings of 

Arms — Arms and Autographs 

Bradstreet House, Salem, vol. I, 75 

Brant (Indian Chief) n, 345 

Colman, Benjamin, in, 105 

Endicott, Gov. John, i, 201 

Farmer, John, i, 109 

Frobisher, Martin, in, 9 

Heraldic Illustrations, I, 231 

Hutchinson, Gov. Thomas, i, 297 

Landing of the Pilgrims, i, 9 

Leverett, Gov. John, rv, 201 

Mather, Increase, n, 9 

Parsons, Enoch, 1, 159 

Rawson, Edward, m, 201 

Rawson, Rebecca, in, 297 

Seal of Massachusetts, 1676, n, 201 

Seal used by Gov. Bradford, rv, 45 

Ship of 1595, i, 126 

Stocks, n, 68 

Vane, Sir Henry, n, 121 

Winslow, Gov. Josiah, iv, 299 

Wolcott, Gov. Oliver, iv, 9 

Epitaphs, 13, 24, 29, 32, 37, 38, 65, 81, 82, 90, 109 
165, 170, 245, 264, 275, 303, 310, 314, 315-318 
349, 350, 353 
Essex, Court records of, 361 
Freemen, list of, 25 
French War, Letters, 27 
Friendship, Indian depredation there, 49, 233 
Genealogical Dictionary proposed for Pennsylvania, 

Genealogical Problem, in, 344 ; solution of, rv, 92. 
Genealogical Works, notice of, 
Appleton, 368 
Foot, 94 
Morse, 94 
Piper, 193 
Genealogies ; of the family of 
Addington, 117 
Bradford, 39, 233 
Cotton, 92 
Davenport, 111, 351 
Davis, 66 
Gilbert, 223, 329 
Greene, 75 
Leverett, 121 
Meigs, 91 
Otis, 143 
Wentworth, 321 
Willard, 305 
Winslow, 297 
Wright, 355 
Gloucester, Genealogical items relative to, 361 
Greenwich, early records of, 62 
Hadley, freemen there in 1678, 25 
Hampshire County, freemen in, 25 
Harvard College, Graduates, 175, 357, 366, 373, 375 
Hatfield, freemen there in 1678, 25 
Historical Society. See Maine. 
Hull in A.D. 1759, 75 
Index of Subjects, 7 ; of Names, 377 
Indian Captivities, notice of, 371 
Indians, murder? by, 28 ; hostilities of, 64, 71 ; 
school for, 79 ; Natick, 80, 81 ; Martha's Vine, 
yard, 17 ; murders of at Meduncook, 49, 233 
Pacomtuck, 339 ; wigwams of, 80 
Inscriptions. See Epitaphs. 
Ipswich, account of Physicians there, 11 
Isle of Rhee, expedition against, 18 
Isleworth, ancient Inscription from, 90 
Knight, strange manner of creating a, 366 
Letters, original, by 

Adams, Amos, in, 132 
Ashley, Jonathan, 87 
Caswell, Jonathan, 27-29 
Corbin, John, 289 
Faneuil, Peter, 260 
Hancock, John, 304 
Hutchinson, Thomas, 88, 89 
Mayhew, Thomas, 17 
Saffin, John, 222 
Williams, William, 86, 87 
Wolcott, Samuel, 87, 88 


General Index. 

Libraries, notice of " Remarks on,'" 868 
Lincoln, Anti Tea Convention there, 78 
Longevity, instances of. 96, 99, 101,102,110, 192, 

Maine Hist. Society, Address before, 195 
Maiden, notice of "the Bi -Centennial Book of, 370 ; 

Inscriptions from, 65 
Marlborough, first settlement of, 63; Indians at- 
tack on, 64 
Marriages and Deaths, 99. 196, 291, 373 
Marshfield, Inscriptions from, 315 
Martha's Vineyard, state of in, 167S, 17 
Massachusetts, State Record noticed, 198 
Meduncook, settlement there destroyed, 49, 233 
Meetinghouse, description of an ancient one, 14 ; 

regulations of worshippers in, ib. 
Memorials of the Revolution, 67 
Middlehorough, Early Hist, of, in, 213, 830 ; early 

records of, iv, 265 
Ministers, Pedigree of, 8S 
Monument to Eliot, proposed, 372 
Mother Brook, description of, 52 
Mount Independence, situation of, 72 
Natick, some notice of, 79, 80 
New England Chronology, subscribers to, 104 
New Hampshire Festival, 97, 98 
New Publications, notice of, 93, 193, 368 
Newspaper, first in North America, 74 
Norridgewock, History of, noticed, 95 
Northampton, records of, 175, 398 
North Carolina, first white child born there, 73 
Northampton, freemen therein, 1678, 25 
Old Colony Club, 367, 370 
Passengers for Virginia, 61, 189, 261 
Pedigrees, of 

Addington, 117 

Ames, 374 

Belcher, 344 

Birge, 297 

Bisbee, 99 ; p- 

Brown, 24 

Caswell, 29 

Calef, 16 

Chapin, 179 

Chickering, 180 

Chipman, 23 

Cogswell, 291 

Colton, 92 

Crane, 180 

Cutler, 175 

Bavis, 66 

Dean, 13 

Eisher, 178 

Eiske, 180 

Eirmin, 11 

Greene. 75 

Herrick, 101 

Holmes, 16 

How, 63 

Humphrey, 19S 

Loring, 374 

Nash," 293 

Perkins, 15 

Piper, 192 

Riddel, 199 

Rogers, 12, 18-16 

Taylor, 375 

Wells, 11, 12 

Wentworth, 103 

White, 102 

Whiting, 180 

Willard, 307 

Wolcott, 9 
Pennsylvania, its Genealogical History proposed, 

76 ; Annals of noticed, 373 
Philadelphia, the first-born of, 373 
Pilgrims, Landing of the. See Plymouth. 
Pilgrim Society, extract from the records of, 350 ; 

changes the time for celebrating " Forefathers' 

day," ib. 
Pioneer History, Notice of, 95 
Plymouth, Anniversary Discourse at noticed, 194 ; 

time of celebrating the Landing of the Pilgrims 

at, changed, 369 ; early Wills from, 33, 281, 

319 ; Rates of the ColoDy of, 252 ; Inscriptions 

from, 254 ; those able to bear Arms in, 255 ; 

first celebration of the Landing of the Pilgrims 

at, 867 
Poetry, 74, 82, 89, 129 
Portland, early History of noticed, 96, 97 
Revolution, Documents relating to the, 67, 78, 86 
Salem, Annals of, noticed, 195 ; first-born of, 289; 

Inscriptions from, in, 128, 276 
Salisbury, original Letters of, in, 55 
Saybrook, ancient records of, 19, 137 
Sherburne, first minister of, 79, 80 
Springfield, first settlement of, 355 
Tea, Combination against the use of, 78 
Virginia, passengers for, 61, 189,261 ; first marriage 

in, 73 
Weare. poetical burlesque upon, n, 407 
Weymouth, early records of, 57-61, 171 
Whipperppenicke, Indian name of Marlborough, 63 
Wills, abstracts of, 33-37, 51-55, 112, 118, 125, 285, 

319, 339, 351 
Witchcraft, " out of use " on the Vineyard, 17 
Woburn, Inscriptions from, m, 46, 148, 262, 358 
Wrenfcham, early records of, in, 31, rv, 83-86 





The Hon. Oliver Wolcott, of Connecticut, of -whom we give a 
portrait in our present number, was the fifth in descent, both inclusive, 
of Henry Wolcott, the first settler of the name in America. Henry 
Wolcott came from Tolland, in Somersetshire, England, where he had 
a handsome landed estate, in the year 1630, being one of Mr. War- 
ham's congregation, and, with his family, settled first at Dorchester, but, 
in 1636, removed to Windsor, upon Connecticut River. His youngest 
son, Simon, married, for his second wife, Martha Pitkin, the sister of 
Governor Pitkin, by whom he had a numerous issue, of whom, the 
youngest again was Roger, who became Major-General, and second in 
command at the taking of Louisburg, in 1745, and Lieutenant-Governor 
and Governor of Connecticut. By his wife, Sarah Drake, of Windsor, 
he had a large family, of whom several rose to high distinction in the 
State. Oliver, the youngest, filled many State offices ; was a Briga- 
dier-General during the War of the Revolution; member of the Con- 
tinental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence ; 
Lieutenant-Governor, and Governor. He married Laura Collins, of 
Guilford, Connecticut, and had four children, two sons and two daugh- 
ters. The daughters married, the one, William Moseley, Esq., the 
other, the Hon. Chauncey Goodrich, Member of Congress, Senator, 
and Lieutenant-Governor of Connecticut ; the sons were, Oliver, the 
subject of the present notice, and the late Judge Frederick Wolcott, 
of Litchfield. 

Oliver Wolcott, the second of that name, was born at Litchfield, 
January 11th, 1760 ; graduated at Yale College 1778 ; A . M. in 1781 ; 
was admitted to the Bar in 1781; was appointed one of the Committee 
of Pay-table at Hartford, January, 1782 ; joint Commissioner to settle 
Accounts with the United States, May, 1784 ; sole Commissioner, 
May, 1787 ; Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State, May, 1788 ; 
Auditor of the Treasury of the United States, September 12, 1789 ; 
Comptroller of the same, June 17, 1791 ; and Secretary of the Treasury, 

10 Memoir of Oliver Wolcott. [Jan. 

February 2d, 1795 ; which last office he held during the remainder of 
Washington's, and nearly the whole of John Adams' administrations. 
He resigned at the close of the year 1800, and on the 20th of Febru- 
ary. 1801, was appointed, under the new Judiciary Act, a Judge of 
the Second Circuit of the United States. On the destruction of those 
courts by the repeal of the Act creating them, he removed to New 
York, and entered upon business as a merchant. After the close of 
the war with Great Britain, he returned to Litchfield, and, in 1817, was 
elected Governor of Connecticut, being the third of his family, in lineal 
descent, who attained that honor. He was reelected ten years succes- 
sively, closing his administration in 1827. During this period, he be- 
came the author of some of the ablest papers in the records of the 
State. His annual messages to the Legislature, his plan of Taxation 
and draft of the new Constitution, his veto of the act known as the 
Steamboat Bill, fully sustained the reputation for ability which he had 
gained in the Cabinet of Washington. His leisure was devoted to 
Agricultural pursuits, and to the fostering of the manufactures of the 
State, to which the fortune acquired in commerce was freely devoted. 
After his retirement from public life, he returned to the city of New 
York, and his few remaining years were passed there in the vicinity of 
his children. He died on June 1st, 1833, and his remains were in- 
terred at Litchfield, near those of his father. 

" The character of Mr. Wolcott," says one who knew him well,* 
" was strongly marked. Stern, inflexible, and devoted in all that duty, 
honor, and patriotism enjoined, he was, in private life, of the utmost 
gentleness, kindness, and simplicity. With strong original powers, 
early developed by the stirring events of the revolutionary days in 
which he was born, he had acquired a habit of self-reliance which little 
fitted him for that sort of political cooperation which results from expe- 
diency rather than right. He aimed at the right always and at all 
events, according to his best convictions ; and if any questioned his 
judgment, none could impeach his honesty and sincerity." 

Governor Wolcott was married in 1785, to Elizabeth, only daughter 
of John Stoughton, of Windsor, Conn., a meritorious officer in the 
British Provincial Army, by whom he had several children. His only 
living descendants are Mrs. Laura Wolcott Gibbs, of New York, with 
her family, and Dr. Oliver Wolcott, the son of his deceased son Oliver 
Stoughton Wolcott, at present residing in Buenos Ayres, S. A. 

The portrait from which the engraving was made, was painted by 
Col. Trumbull, for the Hon. Josiah Quincy, of Boston, in whose pos- 
session it remains. 

Longevity. — Died at Bradford, Mass., Mrs. Haunah Tenney, aged 102 
yenr.-j, 11 months and 7 days; descendants 147. Last year, Mrs. Tenney 
had four sisters living ; the youngest was 94 years. — iV. E. Palladium, 1802. 

* Charles King, Esq.. of New York. 

1850.] Physicians of Ipswich. 11 


Mr. Drake, — 

If you deem the following worth a place in your Journal, you are at liberty to mak» 
use of it for that purpose. 

Your obedient Servant, 

A. Hammatt. 

Giles Firm-in, Fyrmin, or Firman, son of Giles, who was chosen deacon 
of the Church in Boston, October 20, 1633, and was, according to Gov. 
Winthrop, " a godly man, an apothecary of Sudbury, in England," probably 
came with his father in 1630. He was born about 1614, educated at Cam- 
bridge, England, and settled in Ipswich as early as 1638. He married a 
daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, the eccentric author of "The 
Simple Cobbler of Aggawam." There were granted to him, January 4, 1638, 
by the Freemen of Ipswich," one hundred acres of land " near Mr. Hub- 
bard's farm." He also possessed a " planting lot" of six acres, on which 
he built a house, where he resided; which was purchased, after his return 
to England, by William Goodhue, the ancestor of the extensive family of 
that name. It appears, from a letter to Governor Winthrop in 1639, that 
he found the practice of Medicine unprofitable, and that he was disposed to 
exchange it for the kindred profession of Theology. He, accordingly, left 
Ipswich about 1654, and returned to England, where he became a minister 
of considerable distinction. He preached before the Parliament, and the 
" renouned Assembly of Divines at Westminster" on which occasion, 
speaking of New England, he said,'' I have lived in a country seven years, 
and, all that time, I never heard one profane oath, and, all that time, never 
did see a man drunk in that land." After preaching in England for more 
than forty years, he died at Ridgewell in April, 1 61)7. 

John Dane, or Dean, John junior, and Francis, were among the earliest 
English settlers of Aggaivam, since called Ipswich. These names appear 
on the first list of "such as are Commoners in Ipswich, viz., or that have 
right of commonage there : the last day of the last month, 1641." In this 
list, the name is spelt Dane ; but, in the town record, we find " John Dean, 
the elder," had granted to him "a house lot of one acre, lying in the street 
called the West End," " entered 9th, 2 mo., 1639." He probably died, or 
removed from Ipswich, before 1648. In December 29, of that year, the 
names of Francis Dane and John Dane, appear on " A list of those that 
did subscribe their names to allow to M;ijor Dennison, the sum of twenty- 
four pounds, seven shillings, yearly, so long as he shall be their leader, to 
encourage him in his military helpfulness." Francis, soon after, was settled 
as the minister of Andover, where he died, February 17, 1697, in the 
eighty-second year of his age. John remained in Ipswich, where he died, 
September 29, 1684, and left an estate, appraised at £469. lis. 3d. In his 
Will, he styles himself "John Dane, Chirurgeon ;" but the Will is labelled, 
by the Clerk of the Court, " Doct r . Deane's Will." He left a wife and 
two sons, John and Philemon; daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah ; a grand- 
daughter, Mary Chandler, (daughter of William Chandler, of Andover, 
who married Mary, his daughter, August 24, 1658,) and a grandson, Dan- 
iel Hovey. He gives to his son John, the farm he " bought of Mr. Richard 

Thomas Wells was one of the earliest English inhabitants of Ipswich. 
He took the Freeman's oath at Boston, May 7, 1637. He had a house lot 
granted to him in 1635, on the south side of the river, near where the 

12 Physicians of Ijosiv'cJi. [Jan. 

Stone Bridge now is, and, afterwards, in 1638, "planting lands" near 
11 Heart-break Hill." He probably came from Essex, England, having had 
relatives at Colchester, in that County, at the time of his decease in 1666. 
He married a daughter of William Warner, sister of Daniel and John 
Warner, all of them people of consideration among the first settlers. He 
left three sons, Nathaniel, the eldest, John, and Thomas ; and five daugh- 
ters, Sarah Massie, of Salem, Abigail Treadvvell, of Ipswich, Elizabeth, 
Hannah, and Lyclia. The last named became Lydia Rogers before the 
decease of her mother in 1671. Nathaniel, the eldest son, with his wife 
Lydia, continued to reside in Ipswich until after the decease of his mother, 
who bequeathes to him the " flax now growing." He was probably father 
of Nathaniel, who was born, 1669, and died at Ipswich, Oct. 13, 1717, who 
was father of Capt. Nathaniel, who was born, April 24, 1699, and died, 
May 27, 1790. The Rev. Jonathan French, of North Hampton, in an ar- 
ticle in the Gen. Register, vol. 1, p. 43, states that the Rev. Nathaniel 
Wells, minister of Deerfield, New Hampshire, was " son of Dea. Nathaniel 
Wells, whose father was also Dea. Nathaniel Wells, who removed to Wells, 
Me., from Ipswich, Mass., and who was a son of Dea. Thomas Wells of 
Ipswich." I suspect that there is an error here, and that the first Dea. 
Nathaniel Wells, of Wells, was son of John, second son of Thomas, of 
Ipswich, who married Sarah, daughter of Francis Liitlefield, and settled 
in Wells, which received its name from this family, having, previously, been 
called Preston. His father transferred to him, by a deed of gift, all his 
lands in that place, being about three hundred find fifty acres. To Thomas, 
the youngest son, the father, by his Will, dated, July 3, 1666, bequeathes 
two hundred and fifty pounds sterling, to be paid to him " when he come 
to the age of 22 years, 4 months, and 10 days." By the same instrument, 
it appears that he was born " 11th, 11th mo., 1646," or January 11, 1647, 
of the present style. Why this precise period was fixed on for the pay- 
ment of the legacy, does not appear. Is it possible that the good deacon 
could have dabbled in Astrology ? Ho also piovides for the contingency of 
his son's " going to College," and bequeathes to him " all the books I bought 
for his use, and my phissic books, and the books called orthodox evangelist." 
Two books which would probably come under the latter description, "The 
Soul's preparation for Christ," and " Parkins upon the Creed," he had given 
to his daughters. From this bequest of "phissic books," the inference is 
drawn that he was a physician. The evidence is not quite conclusive, yet 
I know of no other. The books were appraised at £8. 6s. 3d., a respectable 
medical library for those days. This was probably the Thomas Wells who, 
according to Farmer, was the first minister of Amesbury, ordained, in 1672, 
and died, July 10, 1734, aged eighty-six. If so, he was eighty-seven years 
and six months old at the time of his decease. 

John Rogers, son of the Rev. Nathaniel, great-grandson [?] of John, the 
celebrated martyr of Smithfield, was born in England, about 1630, and 
came to New England with his father, in 1636. He was graduated at Har- 
vard College, in 1649, and studied both physic and divinity. He commenced 
preaching as colleague, or assistant to Mr. Hubbard, July 4, 1656. He 
continued to preach occasionally, and to practice in his other profession, 
until 1683, when, on the decease of Urian Oakes, President of Harvard 
College, he was chosen to succeed him, and was installed, August 12, 1683. 
He died, July 20, 1684, the day succeeding the first commencement after 
his installation. He married Elizabeth, daughter of General Daniel Den- 
ison, who, after the decease of her husband, returned to Ipswich, where she 
died, July 13, 1723, in the eighty-second year of her age. They did not 

1850.] Physicians of Ipswich. 13 

join the church until January 11, 1633, when they "came into full com- 
munion." Their children were Elizabeth, Margaret, John, Daniel, Na- 
thaniel, and Patience. 

A nuncupative Will of Nathaniel Rogers, father of the above, was proved 
September 26, 1655, by the oaths of Mr. Ezekiel Cheevcr, and Deacon 
John Whipple. It is in the handwriting of Mr. Cheever, — who was, first, 
master of the Grammar School in this town, and, afterwards , the distin- 
guished master of the Latin School in Boston, — and is a very neat specimen 
of the chirography of the age. The caption runs thus : — 

" The last will and testament of Mr. Nathaniel 

Rogers, Pastor of the Church of Christ, 

at Ipswich, as was taken from his 

own mouth, July 3, Anno Dom. 


A clause in this will has been misunderstood as implying a charge of in- 
efficiency, and want of industry in our learned and worthy physician. It 
is in these words ; " To my son John, to prevent expectation of a double 
portion, I have not so bequeathed ; he hath never been by any labor ser- 
viceable to his brethren, but hath been upheld by their labor and pain, while 
he hath been determining his way, therefore, I give and bequeath to him 
an equal portion with his other brethren, viz. ; y e sume of one hundred 
pound of my estate in Old England, and one hundred pound of my estate 
in New England." He makes like bequests to his sons Nathaniel, Samuel, 
and Timothy. To his son Ezekiel, " twenty pound, which he shall have 
liberty to take in my books if he please." Assuredly, Mr. Rogers does not 
intend any censure on his eldest son, or disapprobation of his conduct, but 
merely to do justice to his younger sons, avIio, by their labor and " paine," 
had helped to acquire the property, and to contribute to their elder broth- 
er's support while obtaining his education. For a like reason, undoubt- 
edly, he gives to his son Ezekiel, only twenty pounds, because his estate 
had already been at the charge of giving to him a liberal education. 

Philemon Dean end his brother John, sons of Doct. John Dean or Dane, 
seem to have effected a separation of the two names ; Philemon and his 
descendants using the former orthography, while John and his, adopt the 
latter. Philemon was born about 1646 ; joined the church " in full commu- 
nion," February 8, 1673-4 ; and was admitted a freeman, in March of the 
same year. He married Mary Thompson, October 7, 1685; after whose 
decease, he married Ruth Convers, December 25, 1690. By the last wife 
he had Philemon and Edward, twins, born July 17, 1695 ; and a daughter, 
Ruth, born August 24, 1698. Philemon removed to Newbury. He mar- 
ried, August 20, 1742, Hannah York, of Ipswich. Edward, the twin broth- 
er, died before his father, and left a widow. The inscription on the grave- 
stone of Doctor Dean is as follows. 


K e 
18 1716 AGED 70 YEARS 



1-i Physicians of Ipsivich. [Jan. 







The last four lines of this epitaph seem to have been favorites with the 
lapidary poets of the day, for Ave find them, word for word, on the grave- 
stone of Mr. Nathaniel Adams, April 11, 1716. Yet this was about the 
same time when Pope published the Rape of the Lock. 

John Bridgham, son of Henry and Elizabeth Bridgham, of Boston, was 
born about 1645. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1669, and set- 
tled as a physician in Ipswich about 1685. On the sixteenth of April of 
that year, there was granted to him by the freemen of the town, " about half 
an acre of land near Goodman Bridges, near the widow Clark's ; pro- 
vided he improve it for a garden, and to build on for his settlement here in 
this town." He died, May 2, 1721, in the^seventy-sixth year of his age. 
To the record of his death, by the town clerk, is subjoined this remark, — 
" for many years past he proved himself a very skillful and eminent physi- 
cian, his administrations being commonly attended with good success." He 
was a feoffee of the grammar school from 1714 to the time of his decease. 
A silver cup belonging to the communion service of the first church, has 
this inscription ; " The Gift of Doct r . John Bridgham, to the Church of 
Christ in Ipswich, 1721." 

In December, A. D. 1700, a new meeting-house having been built, the 
town chose a committee " To appoint all persons where they should sitt in 
y e new meetinghouse — and also to grant pues in y e places reserved join- 
ing to y e walls and sides of y e meetinghouse — not to extend aboue 5 foot 
& I from y e sides of y e house into y e allies." The committee consisted of 
" Coll a John Wainwright, Lt. Coll" John Appleton, Mr. Nehemiah Jewett, 
Deacon Nathaniel Knowlton, Serf Samuel Hart, Doct r Philemon Dean, 
and Mr. Daniel Rogers." This meeting-house was the largest ever built in 
this town ; the parish, also, being larger in territory and population, than it 
is now. The construction of the interior would be / considered in these days 
as remarkable. The pulpit was placed about seventeen feet from the 
northeasterly wall, with a large communion table in front of it. Twenty 
five of the pews against the walls, were assigned to thirty-five of the prin- 
cipal inhabitants, "for the use of their wives and families;" while to them- 
selves were appointed seats in the body of the house. The men were 
seated on one side of the broad aisle, the women on the other. There were 
on each side, one seat behind the pulpit, and three short seats on each side 
of the pulpit and communion table. On these, were seated the more elderly 
people, without much distinction of rank ; the most elderly appear to have 
been placed on the seat behind the pulpit. About the table, were seated 
ten of the more elderly of the upper class in society. On thirteen long 
seats, on each side of the house, were placed the rest of the inhabitants, ac- 
cording to their rank and station in society. At that time, the title of Mr. 
was one of considerable distinction. Of one hundred and ninety-nine men, 
to whom seats were appointed, no more than twenty-seven had that appel- 
lation. As many more, had military titles, from " ColiV to " Corp 11 ." and 
three had the title of " Doct r .," viz : Bridgham, Dean, and Perkins. Of the six 

1850.] Physicians of Ipswich. 15 

placed on the seat behind the pulpit, one had the title of " Deacon," and 
one that of " Serf." Of the ten seated at the table, three had the title of 
"Mr.," two that of Lt., : ' one that of " Q r M r .," (Quarter Master,) two that 
of "Ens.," one that of" Serf.," and one "old Good" Bragg," probably Ed- 
ward Bragg, who must have been, at that time, more than seventy-eight 
years old. The first long seat was assigned to eight persons, two of whom 
had the title of " Coll".," two that of " Maf.," two that of " Lt.," one that of 
" Doct r .," (Bridgham,) and one that of "Mr." The second seat was as- 
signed to eleven persons, one of whom had the title of " Ens.," and all the 
others that of "Mr." On the third seat were seated thirteen persons, one 
of whom had the title of " Capt.," one that of " Doct. r ," (Dean,) one that of 
" Serf.," one that of " Corp 1 .," and six that of "Mr.," while three were with- 
out any addition to their names. The fourth seat had fourteen occupants, 
two of whom had the title of •' Serf.," four that of " Corp 1 .," and three that 
of " Mr." On the fifth seat were sixteen persons, two of whom had the 
title of " Serf.," and one that of " Mr." The six following seats were as- 
signed to ninety-eight men, most of whom were freeholders and commoners, 
but are without any title attached to their names, except " Mr. Wardwell," 
who had a pew assigned to him, with permission " to sitt in y e sixth of y e 
men's long seats, upon consideration of his son Elihu sitt in s d pew." The 
thirteenth seat was assigned to the " Boyes." " Negroes to goe up to the 
benches at y c head of y e staires." The above is given as an illustration of 
the customs of the age, and of the relative social rank which the physicians 

John Perkins was the son of Abraham, son of John, the younger, who, 
with his father John, the elder, was among the first settlers of Ipswich. 
He was graduated at Harvard College in 1G95, and soon afterwards com- 
menced the practice of medicine in this place. He had a pew in the Meeting- 
house appointed to him for the use of his family in 1700, but there ap- 
pears to have been no seat assigned to himself. His father had a pew ap- 
pointed to him " for his wife and family," with this condition, " one of y e 
heads of s d family to sit in s d pew." This was probably intended to accom- 
modate the Doctor. He is said to have removed to Boston, probably find- 
ing, as some of his successors have done, the profession at Ipswich some 
what crouded. He was, not improbably, father to Doctor John Perkins, 
who came from Boston, and settled at Ipswich in 1723, and died here in 

Samuel Wallis, son of Samuel by his first wife, Sarah Watson, was 
born September 23, 1691. The father Samuel, was son of Ensign Nicho- 
las Wallis, son of Robert, one of the first settlers, who had land granted to 
him in 1G39. The doctor had a wife named Sarah, and lost an infant 
daughter, Sarah, October 4, 1715. He died October 16, 1728, in the thirty- 
eighth year of his age. 

Thomas Berry was born in Boston, in 1695 ; graduated at Harvard College 
in 1712, and studied medicine with Dr. Thomas Greaves of Charlestown. 
He settled as a physician in this town in December, 1686, and married, 
August 6, 1717, Martha Rogers, daughter of the Rev. John Rogers. She 
died, August 24, 1727, at the age of thirty-three years, and on the seven- 
teenth of the next February, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Turner of Salem. He was eminently distinguished for his energy and 
activity in public affairs, as well as in his own. He sustained the offices of 
a Colonel of the Militia, Representative in the General Court, Justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of Probate, and was many years one of 
the Executive Council of the Province. In 1749, he took the active part 

16 Physicians of Ipsivicli. [Jan. 

in reviving the grammar school, which had fallen into neglect during the 
dark age which preceded his time. Elderly people yet living remember 
his contemporaries, and hand down the tradition that he maintained a degree 
of state and splendor in his domestic establishment, unequalled since his 
time. He kept his chariot, with servants in livery, and made other dis- 
plays of wealth and rank, which indicate him as the last of the aristocracy, 
lie died August 12, 1756, aged 61 years. The inscription on his grave- 
stone closes with the appropriate motto, 

" sic transit gloria mundi." 

John, the second son, married Sarah, daughter of Francis Littlefield, 
senr., and settled in Wells, in the County of York, Maine, — which received 
its name from this family, having previously been called Preston — where 
his father had given him, by a deed of gift, about 350 acres of land. 

Francis Holmes was probably the son of James and Mary Holmes, who 
were inhabitants of Ipswich in 1694. He died May 12, 1758, in the 53d 
year of his age. He owned, and resided in the ancient house, yet standing, 
at the corner of Maine street and Summer street. He married Mary Gib- 
son, with whom he was published March 29, 1732, and who survived him. 
Tiie children he left were John, who remained in Ipswich ; Francis, who 
removed to Newbury, where he dwelt in 1760 ; Mary, wife of John Pitt- 
man ; Josiah and Margaret Holmes. His widow made her signature with 
a mark. The estate was appraised at £150. 9s. 4d., of which the house and 
garden constituted £80, and "part of a barn w th Nath 1 Smith on y e meet 2 
house hill," £4. 

Samuel Rogers, son of the Rev. John, and grandson of the Rev. Doc r . 
John, President of Harvard College, was born August 31, 1709. He was 
graduated at Harvard College in 1725 ; married Hannah Wise, January 1, 
1735, and died December 21, 1772. With an extensive practice in his 
profession, he found time to exercise the offices of Town Clerk, Register of 
Probate, Justice of the Peace, Representative of the General Court, and 
Colonel of a regiment. 

John Calef was born in 1725. He was of a remarkably short lived 
family, yet himself attained the age of eighty-seven years. His father, 
Robert,* died July 12, 1730, in the thirty-seventh year of his age. His 
mother, Margarett, youngest daughter of Deacon John Staniford, died Oc- 
tober 7, 1727, in the thirty-second year of her age. Samuel, his father's 
brother, died September 1, 1720, aged twenty -four years. Joseph, his 
grandfather, died December 28, 1707, in his thirty-sixth year. He may 
have inherited his longevity from his maternal grand-parents, Deacon Stan- 
iford, who died May 27, 1730, aged eighty-two years, and Margaret, his 
wife, daughter of Thomas and Martha Harris, who died May 18, 1750, 
aged ninety-three. The name is frequently written on our records " Calf," 
which probably represented the popular pronunciation. On a subscription, 
by the grandfather, " Mr. Joseph," toward purchasing a bell in 1699, the 
name is spelt " CalifTe." The doctor had great respectability, and consid- 
erable political influence. He was for many years representative of the 
town at the General Court, but falling into the unsuccessful party, in revo- 
lutionary times, was obliged to leave his country. He settled at St. An- 
drew's, in the British Province of New Brunswick, where he died in 1812. 

* Robert Calef, the author of the well known " More Wonders of the Invisible 
World," according to Farmer, died at Roxbury, 13 April, 1719. We shall be very glad 
to have some account of him — a man so much in advanee of his ap;e, as he unquestion- 
ably was. Will some of our correspondents look to this matter ? Editok. 

1850.] Letter from Rev. Thomas Mayheiv. 17 


[The following interesting and important letter, was communicated for 
publication by Mr. J. H. Trumbull, of the Secretary of State's Office, 
Hartford, Ct.] 

Vppon the Vynyard 24: 6 : 78. 
Right worshippfull 
& worshippfull 

Be pleased to vnderstand the work of god amongst the Indians vppon 
] seemes to me to prosper. There are here two churches con- 
sisting of forty [ ] members that hath hitherto walked inofensyvely ; 
there are now seuen \_schools] euery Lord's daye, supplyed with eleuen 
teachers that are able and doe counsel to promote fayth & holyness. The 
chiefe men of euery place are [ ] and doe put forth their abilities to 
vpphold the worshipp of god & all s [ ] gouerment. There are 
about one hundred and forty men that are not tainted w [itli] drunkennesse 
which is seuerely punished in euery place. Witchcraft & [ ] are 
here out of vse. I hope the Lord will grant the lyke blessing to o r in- 
deauors touching drunkennesse ; there are some that are already of the 
worst that hates it. At Elizabeth's Island there are 40 families & a teacher 
which doe allso carry out the worshipp of God, & they also doe pay the 
drunkards t[ | Its straunge to see how readyly they stripp them- 
selves to receive punishment for this sin of w ch o r nation is much guylty. 
All vessells that com hither & t[ ] passe through the Sound, 
Roade Islanders and some of our Inhabitants, doe supply them & its very 
hard to take them. I am not out of hope but that the generality will be 
convinced of their folly & gyve it quite over, that is, the vse of rum. Thus 
matters stand heer at present. I conceiue noe man can contradict it. And 
for Nantuckett, things are in a very comfortable way. I sent 4 vnder- 
standing Indians thither purposely, whose going was very vsefull in seuerall 
respects too longe to recite here. The honoured Commissioners hath beene 
pleased to expresse theire readyness to incouradge such as are imployed in 
this seruice. There are twelve here ; Iacomoe and Toqumosh have had 
16£ seuerall years; they well deserve it; the rest fyfty shillings a piece 
w ch is forty one pound. Metark hath had sometymes more : for John May- 
hew he is laborious, and the Indians with him are universally satisfied, 
who intended to come vnto yo r honoured selves but where you nowmett he 
cannot. For my selfe, this is the 81 years that I haue been vppon this 
Imployment. I suppose seuen years I received nothing though I was at 
much charge about it ; yf I am not more serviceable now than euer as it is 
with me to this work my tyme hath not been well spent. I expeet a paper 
this morning from the Indians, that containes what was done at Nantukket. 
w ch I hope will come ere the vessell goes. I began this last night. I was 
much desired to write to yo r worthy selues to gyve something towards a 
meeteinge house and allso schoolling. If ten pounds may be had it will be 
much for their Incouradgment whoe without murmuring hath borne the 
shorteininge of their wonted allowance. I will add this, that to this hower 
wee never have had the least cause to my best vnderstandinge to suspect 
any trouble from the Indians, but haue and doe carry things verey well ; 
John Mayhew his letter is not yet com to my hand ; I doubt it will not ; 
I shall send it yif possible ; this opportunyty is sudden, w ch I was verry 

18 The Hayden or Hey don Family. [Jan. 

willing to make vse of, for I heard not till Satterday of yo r meeteing at 
Conectacutt. John Mayhew I expecte his letter now w ch will further in- 
forme of the state of things according to his vnderstanding. The next 
yeare yf god p r mit he by word of mouth may giue a full accompt. It hath 
pleased God to keep me alyne & veray well, to write thus much in my 87 th 
yeare half out. I wish a vessell may com in here bound for Conectacutt 
tyme enough for me to be there ere yo r meeteing break vpp ; yf any doe 
yf god please I will see yo 11 there, w ch is my greate desyre, but by land it 
is to far a Journey for me. For the present with my service remembrd 
vnto you all, desireinge the Lord to blesse and prosper you in all yo r worthy 
vndertakeings I hastyly rest 

Y r worshipps to serue in o r Lord 
Jesus Thomas Mayhew. 

John's letter nor the Indians 
paper is not yet come. 

" For the right worshippfull & worshippfull the 
Comissioners of the vnited Collonyes 

At Conectacutt." 


At Waterford, within the Diocese of London, are the following inscrip- 
tions : 

Here lyeth John Heydon of Groue esquyre, who dyed. ..1400... 

Here lyeth William Heydon of New streete esquyre, and Joane his 
mother, who buylded the south ile of this church, and dyed, ann. 1505. 

Here lyeth William Heydon 1500. 

The rest of the inscriptions for these Heytjons are quite gone ; a name 
of singular note and demerit* in other parts of this kingdom ; the loss of 
one of which name, is at this hour much lamented ; namely, of Sir Wil- 
liam Heydon, knight, a worthy gentleman, a valiant soldier, and an ex- 
pert engineer, who came unfortunately to his end at the battle of Rhee, 
Ann. Dom. 1627.f — Weever's Funeral Monuments. 

* A word used in the days of our author, as we now use its opposite, merit. 

f Though Weever is silent as to any circumstance connected with the death of Sir Wil- 
liam, we doubt not he was one of the unfortunate followers of the Duke of Buckingham ; 
who, with 7000 men, " with a fleet of above a hundred ships," was sent by Charles I. on a 
secret expedition, "for the recovery of the Palatinate" in France. In this expedition, 
Buckingham was admiral and general, and the disasters which waited upon it, the chief 
of which was at the Isle of Rhee, may be read of in Rapin's History of England. This 
author calls it the Isle of Rhee expedition, and in concluding his account of it, remarks : 
" 'T is said, of the 7000 men he brought from England, near 5000 perished." 

1850.] Records of tiaybrook, Ct. 19 


[Communicated by the Rev. Sylvester Nash, of Essex, Ct.] 

The following is a copy of the earliest Genealogical Records of Saybrook 
that are known. They are promiscuously mixed with the Records of land 
and town transactions in the first Vol., from which I have extracted them, 
changing the form no farther than to bring them into alphabetical order, to 
bring all of the same name together. They are otherwise a faithful copy, 
and, I believe, not one is omitted. 

S. Nash. 

Children of Thomas Adgat. — Elizabeth, born the 10th of October? 
Anno, 1651 ; Hanna, born the 6th of October, Anno, 1653. 

Samuell Bate was married to Mary Chapman, 2 May, 1676 ; Samuell, 
son of Samuell Bate, b. Aprill the 4th, 1677, deceased the 4th of Decem- 
ber, 1677 ; Anna, b. the 19th of September, 1678 ; Sillens, b. 27 July 
1680 ; Samuell, b. 8 November, 1682 ; James, b. 16 December, 1683 ; Rob- 
ert, b. 22 December, 1686; Stephen, b. 1 June, 1689; Ephraim, b. 29, 
May, 1692; Daniell, b. 18 August, 1697; Samuell, senior, dyed 28 De- 
cember, 1699. 

The children of William Bushnell. — Josue, b. 6 May, 1644 ; Samu- 
ell, b. the middle of September, 1645; Rebeka, b. 5 October, 1646 ; Will: 
b. 15 February, 1648; Francise, b. 6 January, in the year 1649 ; Steven 
& Thomas, b. 4 January, 1653 ; Judeth, b. beginning of January, 1655 ; 
Abigail, b. middle of February, 1659. 

[The following name was written in by a later hand.] William Bush- 
nell, the son of John, senior, of Boston, Deceased the 31 August, 1684. 

Children of John Bushnell. — John, b. 5 March, 1665; Sarah, b. 17 
Sept. 1668 ; Hanah, b. 10 Nov. 1670 ; Mary, b. 20 February, 1672 ; Eliz- 
abeth, b. 23 Dec. 1674. 

Samuell Bushnell was married to Patience Rudd, October 7th, 1675. 
His children.— Abigail, b. 27 July, 1677 ; Judeth, b. 14 Sept. 1679 ; Sam- 
uel, b. 21 August, 1682 ; Jonathan, b. 10 Aprill, 1685 ; Daniell, b. 20 Feb- 
ruary, 1687; Nathaniell, b. 18 February, 1690; Hepzibah, b. 19 August, 
about an hour before sunset, 1701 ; Ebenezer, b. about four hours after, 
they being twins. 

Samuell Bushnell, son of Francis Bushnell, was married to Ruth 
Sanford, 17th of Aprill, 1684. 

Samuell Bushnell & Priscilla Pratt were married, each to the other, 
Aprill y e 19th, 1700 ; their Daughter, Hepzibah, & other son, Ebenezer, 
b. 19 August, being twins, 1701 ; Priscilla, b. 19 December, 1703 ; Josiah, 
b. 9 June, 1706. 

The children of William Bushnell, the son of Lieut. Wm. Bushnell. 
—Sarah, b. 1 March, 167J; Ephraim, b. 14 February, 1675 ; William, b. 
3 Aprill, 1680; Esther, b. 2 November, 1683; Rebeka, wife to the above 
sd William Bushnell, died the 14 May, 1703 ; the above sd William Bush- 
nell was married to Sarah Bull, widow, the 7 June, 1705 ; Deacon Fran- 
cis Bushnell, deceased this life, December 4th, 1681. 

Lieut. William Bushnell dyed 12th of November, 1683. 

William Beament, or Beamon, was married to Lydia Danford, 9 
Dec. 1643. Children — Lidia, b. 9 March, 1644 ; Mary, b. 12 Nov. '45 or 
'47; Elizabeth, b. 2 March, '49; Deborah, b. 28 Nov. '5- ; Abigail, b. 20 

20 Records of Saybrook, Ct. [Jan. 

February, '54 ; Samuel, b. last day of February, '56 ; Rebeka, b. 7 Sept. 
'59 ; Abigail, deceased 29 Sept. 1683 ; Lydia, wife of William Beamont, 
departed this life the 16th day of August, 1686; William Beamont dyed 
the -4th of February, 169|. 

Samuel Botes was married to Lidia Bemond, this 3d of February, 
1667. Children — Joseph, b. in Barbadoes, and died at Saybrook, 22 
March, 1681; Michael, b. 26 May, 1683, and d. 21 June, in the same year; 
Samuell Boyes dyed the 4th of October, 1683, in the 49th year of his age. 

Joseph Blague was married to Martha Kirtland, the 10th of February, 
1685; Child 11 . — Elizabeth, b. 26 May, 1687; Joseph, b. 17 Nov. 1689, 
and dyed, 4 October, 1691 ; Mary, b. 27 August, 1692; Joseph, b. 7 Octo- 
ber, 1694. 

Tho Bliss was married to Elizabeth, at the latter end of October, 1644. 
Children — Elizabeth, b. 20 Nov. 1645; Sara, b. 26 August, 1656 ;* Mary, 
b. 7 Feb. 1649 ; Tho. b. 3 March, 1652 ; Deliverance, b. beginning of Au- 
gust, 1655 ; Samuell, b. 9 Dec. 1657. 

Robert Bull was married to Phebe Jose about the 15th of December, 
in the year of our Lord 1649. Children — Mary, b. 7 Dec. '51 ; John, b. 
10 March, '53 ; Phebe, b. the beginning of August, '55 ; Robert, b. first of 
March, '6 3 2 . 

David Bull was married to Hannah Chapman, 27th December, 1677 ; 
Children — Susanna, b. 4 July, 1679 ; Hannah, b. 30 Aprill, 1681 ; Abi- 
gail, b. 16 March, 168|, d. 11 June, 1683. 

Jullian Bullier was married to Elizabeth Brooks, 15th January, 1665 ; 
Jullian Bullier, deceased the 14th clay of January, 1677; James Fitzger- 
ald was married to Elizabeth Bullier 28th of April, 1678. 

Mr. Thomas Buckingham was married to Hester Hosmer, 20 Sept. 
'66; Child 11 . — Hester, b. 10 June, '68 ; Thomas, b. 29 September, '70 ; 
Daniell, b. 2 October, '72 ; Stephen b. 4 September, '75 ; Samuell, b. 26 
May, died 10 June, '78 ; Samuell, b. 24 July, 1679 ; Hezekiah, b. 21 June, 
1682; Samuell, d. 5 January, 1684; Temperance, b. 6 January, 1684; 
Anne, b. 2 August, 1687. 

Thomas Buckingham, junior, and Margaret Griswould, were married, 
each to the other, the 16th day of December, 1691. Children — Thomas, 
b. 24 January, 169J. 

Daniell Buckingham and Sarah Lee, were married, each to the other, 
the 24th day of May, in the year 1693. 

Thomas Ball, being Thomas Dunk's servant, was drowned in one of 
his tan fats, this 17th of July, 1675, about the beginning of the night. 

John Brooker, sone of John & Sarah, b. y e 21 July, 1718. 

Richard Busiinell died in 1681. 

Robert Chapman was married at Seabrook to Ann Blith, 29 Aprill, 
1642. Children — John, b. beginning of Jully, '44 ; Robert, b. the middle 
of Sept., '46 ; Anna, b. about the 12 September, '48; deceased about the 
same time in the year following; Hanna, b. 4 October, '50 ; Nathaniell, b. 
16 Feb., Anno, '53; Mary, b." 15 Aprill, '55 ; Saraw, b. 25 Sept., '57; 
Ann, the wife of Capt. Robert Chapman, deceased, 20 Nov., 1685. 

Mehetable Chapman, dau. Justice John, b. 29 Sept., 1688. 

Capt. Robert Chapman departed this life 13 October, 1687. 

Nathaniell Chapman was married to Mary Collins, of Guilford, 29 
June, 1681. Children — Nathaniell, b. 13 May, 1 682, and dyed 2 Octo- 

* Correct copy, but probably a mistake originally. 

1850.] Records of Saybrook, Ct. 21 

ber, 1682; Nathaniell, b. 29 July, 1686; Daniell, b. 14 March, 16g; John, 

18 May, 1694. 

John Chapman was married to Elizabeth Ilally, of Straford, 7 June, 
1670. Children — John, b. 8 Sept., 1671 ; Joseph, b. last of July, 
1673. Elizabeth, b. 10 Feb., 1675, deceased June 27, 1676; Eliza- 
beth, wife of John Chapman, deceased 10 May, 1676 ; John Chapman was 
married to Elizabeth Beamon, 26 March, 1677. Children — Andrew, b. 
24 Aprill, 1678; Elizabeth, b. 26 Sept., 1679 ; Thomas, b. 7 Oct., 1680 ; 
deceased 8 Dec, 1680 ; Thomas, b. 23 Jan., 1681, deceased 27 Nov., 1682 ; 
Lydia, b. 13 February, 1692 ; Andrew deceased 16 May, 1683 ; Anne, b. 
5 Nov., 1684; Andrew, b. first day of Oct., 1686, d. 23 Jan., 1686. 

Robert Chapman m. Sarah Griswould, of Norwich, 27 June, 1671. 
Children — Samuell, b. 12 Sept., 1672 ; Robert, junior, b. 19 Aprill, 1675 ; 
Sarah, b. Sept. 12, deceased October 15, 1677 ; Francis, b. 5 August, 1678 ; 
Dorkis, b. 26 August, 1680, deceased beginning of Spring following ; Ste- 
phen, b. 24 Nov., 1681 ; the seventh child, being a son, born about the 6th 
of March, 168:1, dyed 10 March, 168t; Stephen, died 14 May, 1686 ; Sa- 
rah, b. 19 Dec, 1686, died 23 Jan. following ; the above sd Robert Chap- 
man had the sixth son, and ninth child b. 6 Nov., 1689, & dyed the ninth, 
three days after; Sarah, wife of Robert Chapman, dyed Ap. 7th, 1692; 
Elizabeth, wife of Capt. John Chapman, deceased the 30 October, 1694. 

Robert Chapman, senior, and Mary Sheather, were married, each to 
the other, October 29th, 1694. Children — Benjamin, b. 1 Jan., 1695; 
Mehitable, b. May 15th, 1697, and deceased March 1st, 169§; Stephen, b. 
March 5th, 169|. 

Samuel Chalker was married to Phebe Bull, 7 Nov., 1676. 

Alexander Chalker was married to Kateren Post, 29 Sept., 1649 
Children — Steven, b. 8 Sept., 1650; Mary, b. 27 Aprill, 1653; Abram, b. 

19 October, 1655 ; Katern, b. 8 Sept., 1657 ; Sarah, b. 19 October, 1659 ; 
Jane, b. 25 March, 1662 ; Alexander, b. 24 Feb., 1666. 

Samuel Chalker and Phebe Bull, y e daughter of Robert Bull, were 
married, each to the other, the 31st day of October, 1676. Children — 
Stephen, b. 11 Sept., 1677; Samuell, b. 6 October, 1679 ; Pheby, b. 29 
March, 1682, dyed 14 July, 1683 ; Phebe, b. 9 May, 1685 * 

Abraham Chalker was married to Hannah Sanford, the 16 Jan., 1679. 
Children — Hannah, b. 25 March, 1682; Hannah, the wife of Abraham 
Chalker, dyed 7 Dec, 1683 ; Abraham Chalker m. Sarah Ingham, 23 
Sept., 1686. Children — Abraham, b. 1 Sept., 1687 ; Sarah, wife of Abra- 
ham Chalker, dyed, 11 Sept., 1687 ; Abraham, son of Abraham Chalker 
dyed, 16 Sept., 1687. 

Henry Champion m. in August, '47. Children — Saraw, his first 
daughter, b. '49 ; Mary, b. '51 ; Henry, b. in '54; Tho: b. Aprill, '56 ; 
Steven, b. in '53, deceased in the beginning of May, '60. 

Children of John and Rebekah Clark. — Abigail, b. 23 Sept., 1685 ; 
Rebekah, b. 25 May, 1687 ; Abigail Clark died 6 Feb., 168|; John, b. 11 
June, 1689; Joseph, b. 16 Jan., 169?; Joseph d. 12 March, 1691; Joseph, 
b. 23 Jan., 1691; Nathaniell, b. 19 Jully, 1694 : Temperance, b. 20 July, 

[To be Continued.] 

* This, and the above family, are a correct copy, on different pages of the Old Book. 
I know not "which is right. 

22 First Ancestor of the Chipmans in N. England. [Jan. 


[Communicated by Rev. R. M. Chipman, of Athol, Mass.] 

A brief Declaration with humble Request (to whom these Presents Shall 
Come) for further Inquiry and Advice in y e behalf John Chipman, now 
of Barnstable in the Government of New Plymouth in New England In 
America being y e only Son k, Heir of M r Thomas Chipman Late Deceased 
at Brinspittoec* about five miles from Dorchester in Dorsetshire in England 
concerning [some certain]! Tenement or Tenements with a Mill & other 
Edifice thereunto belonging Lying & being in Whitchurch of Marshwood 
vale near Burfort Breadport [the word foregoing is, in the original erased, 
by stroke of the pen,] Alias Breadport in Dorsetshire afores d heretofore 
worth 40 or 50 Pounds p Annum which were y e Lands of y e s d Thomas 
Chipman being entailed to him & his Heirs for Ever but hath for Sundry 
years [been] Detained from y e s d John Chipman the right & only Proper Heir 
thereunto, By reason of Some kinde of Sale made of Inconsiderable value 
by the s d Thomas (In the time of his Single Estate not then minding mar- 
riage) unto his kinsman M r Christopher Derbe Living Sometime in Stur- 
tle near Burfort afores d being as the said John hath been Informed, but 
for 40 lb And to be maintained Like a man with Diet Apparel &c by the 
s d Christopher as Long as the s d Thomas should Live whereat y e Lawyer 
w c made the Evidences being troubled at his Weakness in taking Such an 
Inconsiderable Price tendered him to Lend him money or to give to him 
y e s d Thomas Seven hundred Pounds for y e s d Lands But yet the matter 
Issuing as Afores d The Vote of the Country who had knowledge of it was 
that the s d Thomas had much wrong in it Especially After it pleased God 
to change his condition, and to give him Children, being turned off by the 
s d Christopher only with a poor Cottage and Garden Spott instead of his 
fores d Maintainance to the great wrong of his Children Especially of his 
Son John Afores d to whom y e S d Lands by right of Entailment did belong 
Insomuch that m r William Derbe who had the s d Lands in his Possession 
then from his father Christopher Derbe told the s d John but if y e s d Lands 
prospered with him that he would then consider the s d John to do for him 
in way of recompense for the Same when he should be of capacity in years 
to make use thereof The s d John further declareth that one m r Derbe A 
Lawyer of Dorchester (he supposes y e father of that m r Derbe now Living 
In Dorchester) being a friend to the mother of the s d John told her being 
Acquainted with y e Business ane sorry for the Injury to her Heir, that if it 
pleased God he Liv'd to be of Age he would himself upon his own charge 
make A tryal for the recovery of it and in case he recovered it Shee Should 
give him 10 lb Else he would have nothing for his trouble and charge. Fur- 
thermore John Derbe late deceased of Yarmouth in New Plymouth Gov- 
ernment Afores d hath acknowledged- here to the s d John Chipman that his 
father Christopher had done him much wrong in the fors d Lands but y c s d 
John Chipman being but in a poor and mean outward condition hath hith- 
erto been Afraid to stir in it as thinking he should never get it from y e rich 
and mighty but being now Stirred up by some friends as Judging it his 
Duty to make Effectual Inquiry after it for his own comfort his wife and 
children which God hath been pleased to bestow on him if any thing may 

* Perhaps this last letter should be an 1; the MS. is a little ambiguous on that one let- 
ter only : the chirography is generally a elear and beautiful one. r. m. C. 
\ In the original, the words above quoted in brackets, are in the left hand margin. 

e. m. c. 

1850.] Letter of Henry Wollcott. 23 

be done therein, & in what way it may be attained whether without his 
coming over which is mostly Desired if it may bee. Because of* exposing 
his wife & children to Some Straits in his Absence from them, he hath 
therefore Desired these as afors' 1 Desiring also Some Search may be made 
for Further Light in y e case into the Records the conveyance of the Said 
Lands being made as he Judgeth about threescore years Since as also that 
Enquiry be made of his Sisters which he supposeth lived about those parts 
and of whom Else it may be thought meet, and Advice Sent over as Afors d 
not Else at present But hoping that there be Some Left yet in England 
alike spirited with him in 29 Job whom the Ear that heareth of may bless 
God for Delivering y e poor that crieth & him that [the three next forego- 
ing words are, in the original, erased by a stroke of the pen] hath no helper 
Being Eyes to the blind feet to the Lame A father to the Poor Searching 

John Chipman Desires his Love be 
presented to his Sisters Hanner and 
Tumson and to hear particulory 
from them if Living and doth fur- 
ther request that Enquiry be made 
of m r Oliver Lawrence of Arpittle 
who was an intimate friend of his 

[On the left hand margin is written as follows, viz.] The s d John Chip- 
man Supposeth his age to be About thirty seven years : it being next may 
Twenty & one year Since he come out of England. 

out y e cause which he knoweth not, &c. 
[ ] Barnstable as Afores d this 8 th 
of Feb (51) [ ] he desires also 

Enquiry be made of his Sister those 
parchment writings concerned in the 
custody of his mother when he was 


To the Editor of the Register. 

Dear Sir: — You published in your Register of Oct., 1848, (p. 373, 
374,) an interesting letter from John Wolcott, of England, to his brother, 
Henry Wolcott, of Connecticut, written in 1639, and communicated by my 
kinsman, George Gibbs, Esq., of New York City. I send, herewith, a 
brief letter, of less interest, but of a still earlier date, written the year af- 
ter Mr. Henry Wollcott emigrated to America, from John Wolcott, jr., to 
his cousin, Henry Wollcott, jr. The " Brother Simon," named in the letter, 
was the ancestor of the Connecticut Governors. He was the youngest of 
the family ; and, at the date of this letter, was only six years of age. It 
appears that he remained in England with his " sisters," Anna and Mary, 
until the parents and three elder sons had effected a settlement in this coun- 
try ; with the evident understanding that their brother, Henry, jr., was to 
return for them. " The rest of the Brothers " were George and Christo- 
pher. The " Brother John," who remained in England, leading, it would 
seem, an irregular life, is a name new to our Genealogy. Our ancient 
" Family Chronologie " is silent respecting him. He had died, without is- 
sue surviving, previous to the date of his father's will, in 1655. 

Yours, respectfully, 

June 16, 1849. Saml. Wolcott. 

Letter of John Wollcott, Junior. 

Cozen Henry my love to you remembrd and to your father and mother 
to your Brothers these are to give you to understand that we are all in good 

24 First Settlers of Barnstable. [Jan. 

health my father hath remembred his love to you and to your father and 
mother and to the rest of your Brothers these are to give you to under- 
stand that your brother Simon hath been verre sicke of late and soehath 
your sisters alsoe But now thanks be to almightie god they are resonabelly 
wel againe Your Brother John continues in his ould Course of livinge. 
We shall al desire to have your Companie With us soe soone as Conven- 
iently you [can] good Cozen let me Intreate you to write to me of the man- 
ner and situation of the Country I have sent you in your Box a quire of 
paper be kause you shall remember to write unto me soe in hast I levinge 
you to the p r texion of the almightie god I end and restt 

Your Inseperabel Cozen 
Wellington 22 July i63i John Wollcott 

(Superscribed) To his Lovinge Cozen 

Henry Wollcott Junior 

in Matapan (Dorchester) 
these in new 


[Communicated by Mr. David Hamblen.] 

The first record of a deed in this county, was made on the sixth of 
October, 1686, by Mr. Joseph Lothrop, Register. Previous to that time 
the records of deeds for this County, were made in Plymouth. On 
the night of the 22nd of October, 1827, the brick building, erected some 
years previous by the County, and which was occupied by the Clerk of the 
Judicial and Probate Courts and the Register of Deeds for the County, was 
destroyed by fire, together with ninety-three books of records, quite a num- 
ber of deeds which remained in the office, and Nos. 29, 44 and 46 of the 
Probate Records. The Documents saved were one number of the records 
of deeds, Vol. 61, and the remaining numbers of the Probate Records. 
The Document of the S. J. Court docket, commencing in 1808, which were 
in the possession of Abner Davis, Esq., the Clerk of the Court, he being at 
that time in attendance at the Law term of that County, then holding at 
Plymouth, were also saved. * 

List of the Judges of Probate. — 1st. Hon. Barnabas Lothrop, 
Esq. 2nd. Hon. John Otis, Esq. 3rd. Hon. Melatiah Bourne, Esq. 4th. 
Hon. Silvanus Bourne, Esq. 5th. Hon, James Otis Esq. 6th. Hon. Dan- 
iel Davis, Esq. 7th. Hon. John Davis, Esq. 8th. Hon. Job C. Davis, 
Esq. 9th. Hon. Nymphas Marston, Esq. 

List of the Registers of Probate. — Joseph Lothrop, Esq. ; Wil- 
liam Bassett, Esq. ; Nathaniel Otis, Esq. ; Silvanus Bourne, Esq. ; David 
Gorham, Esq. ; Nathaniel Freeman, Esq. ; Abner Davis, Esq. ; Timothy 
Reed, Esq. 

[In Volume III., page 272, Mercy, dau. of Joshua Lumbart, b. June, 
should read, b. January.] 


More Freemen. 



Amherst, Aug. 31, 1849. 
Mr. Drake : 

Dear Sir — I have recently found in the County Recorder's Book, at Hat- 
field, a list of " all persons from 16 years old and upwards," in the towns of 
Hadley, Northampton and Hatfield, taken Feb. 8, 1678,0. S., but probably 
1679, N. S. As it will undoubtedly be interesting to many of your read- 
ers, I send you a copy for publication. Your's truly, 


** The Oath of Alleagence which By Order from our Honored Gen'll Cort 
was to b3 taken by all Persons from 16 years old and upward within this 
Countie, and accordinglie was administered febr. 8th. 78. By ye Worship- 
full Major Pynchon and by them was taken viz by the Inhabitants & others 
as aforesayd in Hadley whose names are hereafter written. 

[The orthography of the records is strictly adhered to.] 

Mr Jno Russell Sen r , 
Mr Jno Russell Jn r , 
Mr Jon th Russell, 
Capt Aaron Cooke, 
Ens Jos Kellogg, 
Sarg\ Boltwood, 
Sarg 1 . Timo Nash, 
Sarg fc Jno Hubbirt, 
Samuel Smith Sen', 
Samuel Smith Jn r , 
Nehe Dickinson, 
Jno Roberts, 
Tho. Dickinson, 
Tho Hovey, 
Andrew Levens, 
Jon th ffranklin, 
Jn° Goodman, 
Rich d . Goodman, 
Marke Werner, 
Timo Wales, 
Sam 11 Laane, 
Tho North, 
W m Rooker, 
Tho Selding, 
Jos Selding, 
Jno Marsh Sen r , 
Tho Aaciye, 
Edw Scott, 
Sam 11 Moody, 
Tho Haale, 
Martin Kello^sf 

" Here ffoloweth likewise the names of y e Persons y* took y e Oath of Al- 
leagence as aboves d in Hatfield feb r 8 th 78. 
Sam" Marsh, 
Sam u Kellogg, 
Benj Waite. 
James Brown, 
Sam u Graves Sen r 
Dan 11 Belding, 
Peter Plimpton, 
Benj. Barrett, 

Deacon Tilton, 

Peter Ti ton Jn r , 

Nath 11 White, 

David Hoite, 

Jos. Hovey, 

Jno Werner, 

Nath 11 Werner, 

Dan 11 Werner, 

Jos Goade, 

Sam". Barnard, 

Sam 11 Russell, 

Tho. Wells, 

Sam u Porter Sen, 

Sam 11 Porter Jn r , 

Tho. Hurst, 

Sam 11 Northam, 

Jn° Dickinson, 

Jos Barnard, 

Rich Mountague, 

Petter Mountague, 

Jno. Mountague, 

Sam" Smith, 

W m Webster, 

Jn° Prestone, 

Andrew Werner Sen", 

Tho. Nash, 

Dan" Marsh, 

Jno Moody, 

Mr Jn° Younglove, 

Joseph Kellogg Jr, 

Edw. Kellogg, 

Mr Jno Wise, 
Nath 11 Dickinson, 
Jno. Coleman, 
Philip Russell, 
Jno meld, 
Obadiah Dickinson, 
Nich Worthington, 
Moses Crofft, 

Samuel Smith Sen', 
Tho Elgarr, 
Hen r White, 
Samuel Partrigg, 
Jno Hossenton, 
Jos Warriner, 
Jno Smith, 
Sam" Gardner, Sen'., 
Jno Gardner, 
Jno Ingram, 
Chileab Smith, 
Jos Baldwin Sen', 
Jos Baldwin Jn r , 
Isaak Werner, 
Sam" Boltwood, 
Jno Weathers, 
Nath 11 Smith, 
Tho. Webster, 
ffrancis Barnard, 
Tho. Hancock, 
Elez r Hawks, 
Sam" Church, 
Jacob Werner, 
Jno. Tayler, 
Jno. Steorbridge, 
Jon th Marsh, 
Tho. Crofft, 
James Barloe, 
W m Markham, 
Jno Kellogg, 

Total 92. 

Jno Evens, 
Stephen Belding, 
Simon Williams, 
W" Kinge, 
Tho. Meakins Sen', 
Samuel Belding Sen r , 
Dan" White, 
Elez. firary, 


More Freemen. 


Jno Lomas, 

Jno Cowls, 
Tho Hastings, 
W" Bartholomew, 
Sam 11 Belding, Jn r , 
Jno Clary, 
Jos Thomas, 
8 » .1, 
W" Scott, 
Rob' Bardall, 
Sam" ffoote, 
Kpbraiiii Hinsdall, 

W™ Armes, 
Sam" Graves, Jn r , 
Jno Wells, Jn r 
Jos ffeild, 
W m Gull, 
Edvv. Church, 
Dan 11 Werner, 
Jno. Wells, 
Jno. Allice, 
Quintan Stockwell, 
Walter Plickson, 
Jno Downing, 

Stephen Gennings, 
Jacob Gardner, 
Jno Graves, 
Tho Braiye, 
Samson ffrary, 
Sam Harrington, 
Isaac Graves, 
Benj Downinge, 
iienj Hastings, 
Robert Poick, 
Sam 11 Dickenson, 
Sam" Allice. 

Total 60. 

" The Oath of Aleagence w h By order from Our Honored Gen 11 Corte 
was to be taken Respectively in Each Town of this Countie and was ad- 
ministred by y e Worshipfull Majo r Pynchon to y e severall Inhabitants & 
Persons within ye Townsh : pp of Northampton being convened together on 
ffeb r 8 1678. And whose names are as ffoloweth — viz 

Mr Solomon Stoddard, 
Eld r Strong, 
Capt. Aa iron Cooke, 
Leift W m Clark, 
Alexander Edwards, 
Samuel Edwards, 
Joseph Edwards, 
Benj. Edwards, 
Nath" Edwards, 
James North, 
Sam" Davice, 
Rich d ffrancis, 
Sam" Parsons, 
Henry Woodward 
Jno Woodward, 
Jno Clarke, 
Sam" Clarke, 
W m Clarke, 
Jon 411 Hunt, 
Jedadia Strong, 
Deacon Pomery, 
Jno Pomery, 
Timo Baker, 
Mr Jos Haw'ey, 
Sam" Marshall, 
Jno Tayler, 
Sam" Strong, 
Joseph Leades, 
Jno Scarles, 
Enos Kinsley, 
Josua Pomery, 
Jno. ffrentch, 
Sam" Frentch, 
Martin Smith, 
W m Pi x ley, 
W m Smeade, 
Preserved Clapp, 
Inrael Rust, 
W m Hub rt, 
Jn* Hnbburt, 
W* Hubburt Jn r , 
Jn* Holton, 

Sam" Alline, 
Ralph Hutchison, 
Jn° Hutchison, 
Jn° Alverd, 
Thomas Alverd, 
Jno Alexander, 
Nath 1 Phelps Sr, 
Nath 1 Phelps Jn r , 
W m Phelps, 
Matthew Clesson, 
Jos Roote, 
Sarg' Kinge, 
Jno Knige, 
W m Knige, 
David Burt, 
Henry Burt, 
W m Miller S r , 
W m Miller Jn r , 
Isaac Shelding S r , 
Isaac Shelding Jn r , 
Jno Shelding, 
Tho Shelding, 
Jno Webb, 
Robert Danks, 
Richard Webb, 
Ens Jno Lyman, 
Jno. Lyman, 
Rich d Lyman, 
W m Gurley, 
Jno Lyman, 
Mr W m Jeanes, 
Tho Roote, Sen r , 
Jon th Roote, 
Hezcciah Roote, 
Jacob Roote, 
Deacon Holton, 
W m Holton, 
Sam" Holton, 
Tho Strong, Sen r , 
Tho Strong, Jun r , 
Petter Bushrodd, 
S duueJ JiuiDie.t, 

Nath" Bartlett, 
W m Waight, 
Jno Stebbins, 
Sam" Stebbins, 
Benoenie Stebbins, 
Tho Stebbins, 
Richard Ingram, 
Caleb Pomery. 
Godfrey Nims, 
Rich Riscraft, 
Tho Kinge, 
Sam" Laughton, 
Robert Prize, 
Jno Holmes, 
Jno Bridgeman, 
Tho. Roote, Jn r , 
Tho Lyman, 
Tho Bascomb Sen', 
Tho Bascomb Jn r , 
Richard Weller, 
Jno Wellerd 
Alexander Alverd, 
Benj. Alverd, 
Sam 11 Wright, 
Joseph " 
Benj u 
Jos Parson Sen r , 
Jos Parson Jn r , 
John Parson, 
Jon* Parson, 
George Alexander, 
Christoph r Smith, 
Jno Hannam, 
Sam" Courties, 
Cornelius Merry, 
James Wright, 
Judah Wright, 
Nehe. Alline, 
ffrancis Roote, 
Ebenezzur Strong. 

Total 124. 

1850.] Old French War Letters. 27 


Mr. Drake, — 

The following letter, as the date shows, was written over one hundred 
years ago, by my great grandmother, on my mother and grandmother's side, 
addressed to her husband, Lieut. John Caswell, who held a commission as 
Lieutenant from King George the Second, to go to Cape Breton to fight 
the French. I had that identical commission in my possession a few years 
ago, on a large sheet, with the King's Seal, &c, but it is lost. Lieut. John 
Caswell lived in what was then called " Taunton North Purchase," then 
included in the town of Norton, now in the north-east part of the town of 

I forward you a copy of the letter to show what affection and love the 
wives of those days expressed to their absent husbands. 

Most respectfully yours, 
Mansfield, Mass., Feb. 2G, 1849. Isaac Stearns. 

My dear husband — 

The thoughts of your absence doth so exceedingly effect my lone wounded 
soul that I want words to express the sorrow I conceive lest the cruel ene- 
mies or the raging seas should swallow up my hopes and deprive me of that 
which next to my immortal soul I dearly prize. Oh therefore if any tender 
pity lodges in that precious breast of thine be pleased to allay my fears by 
sending to me a letter, as I have not received one answer of all my letters 
which much distresses me with fears that I am deprived of the joy of my 
heart, the comfort of my life but I desire to hope for the best concerning 
you and so shall inform you that all our children are in good health and 
nothing afflicts them but your absence which I for my part must confess to 
be very tedious: — However, my wishes are that all your undertakings 
may prosper so as to be advantageous for the better and so taking my leave 
at this time in hopes of a more near and dearer conversation which will be 
to my satisfaction and so recommending you to the protection of Almighty 
God and wishing a prosperous expedition your return as soon as possible 
so I remain, 

your loving and very affectionate wife 

Hannah Caswell. 

Norton May y e 13 th 1745 [On a half sheet and directed 

on the outside as follows : 

As this leaves me in good " To Mr, John Caswell in 

health through God's goodness the King's service at 

so I hope it will find you. Cape briten."] 

Letter I. From Jonathan Caswell to Mr. John Caswell 
of Norton, formerly Lieutenant in the expedition to Cape Breton. 
Honoured Father 

a fair oppertunity presenting to write to you I Readily Embrace the 
Same hoping they will be so happy as to Reach you. And find you and all 
your family in good health, as through the Goodness of God, they leave Me 
for which I Desire to Be thankful. We had a Safe Voige to York and Ar- 
ived their y e 25 Day of June and from thence sailed for Albany and Arived 
their Safe the fifth Day of July, all the company in prity good Health, and 
all well United, and for the Most part prayers among us Night & Morning, 
their is a great Many forceis Now here for the Expedition and comeing in 

28 Old French War Letters. [Jan. 

Daily. Here we Lie knowing Not when We shall March for Crownpoint 
But I hope Not Long to tarry here. And here in my Letter I Remember 
My Duty to father & Mother And love to Brothers and Sisters Nabours & 
acquaintence. Desiering your prayers to God for Mee as I am agoing to 
War that he Would keep and preserve Me from all Danger, and Return Me 
borne again to Behold all your faicis again in peace and safety But if Not 
so, that we May Meat in the heavens With joy and their spend our time in 
praising God to all Eternity Being in hast I shall Not Enlarge But con- 
clude Renewing My wishes And Desiers. And Subscribing My Self your 
Ever Dutiful Son Jonathan Caswell. 

Albany July y e 6 th 1755. 

Letter II. From the same to the same. 

Sirno Caty [Schenectady?] July the 31 1758 
Ever hounred father and mother my duty to you hoping that these few 
Lins may find you in Good helth as I am at this time wherein I give God 
hearty thanks for the Same and I Give my Love unto my Brothers and my 
Sisters and friends Neibours and acuantances and I beg your prayrs for me 
now I am Gone from home and your prayrs of all other Christian people 
and I had thirteen days pasage from Boston unto Albany and I have heard 
from Joseph White and he was well and as fat as Eany creators was and is 
stationed at forte Edward and has Got a Copralls Comission and Last fri- 
day their was killed Between forte Edward and forte William hennerry 
thirty four men and four Wimen Besides all their teems and Seven of major 
Hodges men and when I shall march from hear I don not know and the 
number of men that was killed at the fight at the narrows was four thousand 
five hundred and seventy nine wounded and taken and thirty eight oxen 
teems with four oxen in Each teem and ten teems with baggeg and all tak- 
en killed and destroyed and so from your dutiful Son untill deth Shall Sep- 
rate you and I. Jonathan Caswell. 

Lettter III. From the same to the same. 

Ticontroga July the 10. 1760 
Ever hounred father and mother, my duty to you hoping that these few 
Lins may find you In good helth as they leave me at this preasent time and 
Blessed be God for the same and I give my Love unto all my Brothers 
and Sisters and to all, — Inquiering friends Neibours and Now I ambsent 
from you I Beg your prayrs for me and prayrs for my safe Return home 
again If God be willing but I leave all in the hands of a mercyfull God 
who Is able to keep and preserve In an howling Wilderness of Enemys as 
he Is at home and the Day of this month the french and Indens came on 
our men and killed two on the spot and Wounded severall others and I have 
heard from Crownpoint Leuce and Lieut. Williams and 15 more of us Was 
Drafted out for to the mending of the and a few days more We shall march 
for Sa* Johns and from thence I do not know and all the Rest of our Com- 
pany and them that come from Norton is well and in Good Helth. And I 
have; recieved of you one or two Letters and they were well then. And our 
men never drawed their arms not till this very Day And we have not 
Joined our Company yet but we shall as soon as We get unto Crownpoint 
and when you have an opertunity for to send me Eny Letters Send them 
.to me in Conol. Thomas Reigment and in Captain Job Williams Company 

1850.] In Memory of William French. 29 

Crown point I have ben well and harty and our provision Is very good tho 
very Shorte and I have nothing Remarkable for to Right unto you onely I 
am oblige for to Worke very hard Every Day and I do give my Serviss 
unto mr. Jonathan Newcomb and I will Lett him know that he that goes a 
Soldering that Is Lazy and Would not Worke Jumps out of the frying pan 
into the fier and hezekiah Drake Gives his Duty to his father and his love 
unto his Wife and all Enquiring friends) and I have not eany more to Rite 
unto you at this time But Remain your Dutiful Son untill Death shall sep- 
erate you and I. Jonathan Caswell. 

William Dean is well & gives his Duty to his Parents and Love to his 
Brothers & Sisters & all Inquiring friends Abiel Casswell is at Crownpoint 
5c I heard from him a few Days ago and he was well and in good Health Jon- 
athan Caswell Henry White Jacob Grover Uriah Atherton Samuel Ranger 
William Dean are all to gether and in Good health. 

Dear Sir, the above are accurate copies of certain letters brought for 
my reading, which I herewith transmit to you, on account of certain dates, 
&c. connected with the war of that period, that I have not found in any 
history.If you think them of interest for the columns of your Register, they 
are at your service. I should add, the originals are in the possession of 
Mr. Isaac Stearns of this place. 

I would add, also, that the above Jonathan Caswell was son of John Cas- 
well, an officer in the Expedition to Cape Breton, in 1745, and grandson of 
John, born July 1, 1656, who was a son of Thomas Caswell, one of the 
first settlers of Taunton. He had twelve children, of whom the eldest, Ste- 
phen, was born 15th Feb. 1648. The name is now extinct in this town. 
You may recollect my speaking to you of the above documents. 

I am yours truly, 

Mortimer Blake, descendant 
of Robert, of Wrentham, 1670. 


The following is the inscription on the tombstone of William French, the 
first martyr who fell in the cause of Freedom, in Vermont. It is at once a 
literary curiosity and illustrative of the spirit of the times : 

In memory of WILLIAM FRENCH 

Son of Mr. Nathaniel French Who 

was shot at Westminster March y e 13th 

1775 by the hands of Cruel Minsterel 

tools of George y e 3d in the Courthouse at 

alia clock at Night in the 22d year of 

his Age 

Here William French his Body lies 
For Murder his blood for vengeance cries 
King George the third his Tory crew 
tha with a bawl his head shot threw 
For Liberty and his Country's Good 
he Los his life his Dearest Blood. 
; . Farmer's Sf Moore's Cols. Hist, and Miscel. iii. Apx. 7. 

SO Extracts from Old Town Records of Dover, JST. IT. [Jan. 


[Communicated by George T. Wentworth, Esq.] 

primo. die, Nov. Mensis, ('47. 

At a publique Town Meeting it is this ordered y* William Pom frett shall 
keep the Records of the Town and to record the Lands and the Acts of 
the Town as hath bin given heretofore to p'ticuler persons, or that shall 
bee hereafter. 

And further being made choise of by the Town in '48 to continue this 
yeare was sworne thereunto at a Court held the 3 th day of the 8 mo — '48 

Townsmen chosen 27 of the 9 th m0 '48, for the prudentiall affaires of the 
Town : Ambrose Gibbons Richard Waldron Tho 9 Layton Anth. Emery 
William Pomfrett. 

27 th of the 9 th mo. '48. It is this ordered at a publique Towne meeting by 
the vote of the said Towne that all such person or persons that shall bee 
found absent without lawfull cause from the Towne meeting shall for 
such default pay the line of six shilings. 

27 th of the 9 th mo. '48— 

It is this day ordered at a publique Towne meeting that Richard Pink- 
ham shall beate the drumme on Lord's days to give notice for the time 
of meeting and to sweepe the meeting house for the which hee shall bee 
allowed six bushells of Indian corn for his pay this yeare and to bee 
freed from rates. 

22 d — 2 mo. '48. It is this ordered, that Mr. George Smith William Pom- 
frett and John Lyall being chosen shall have full power and authority to 
putt an end to all controversies that shall at any time arise for the space 
of one whole yeare. 

Commissioners chosen for this yeare are as follows : Mr Wiggin Mr Smith 
Mr. Gibbons. 

27 th 10 th mo.— '47. It is this day ordered y* Mr Ambrose Gibbons Wil- 
liam Pomfrett, Anth. Emerey, Rich. Walderne and Thomas Layton are 
to treat with Mr Hate Evil Nutter and Company of Elders, concerning 
the erecting and setting up of a saw mill at Campron River and as the 
aforesaid parties shall agree it shall bee the Act of ye Towne. 
[Here follows an order of the Town based upon the above order, speci- 
fying the terms upon which Elder Nutter & Company may erect their saw 

mill, and the privileges granted them of cutting trees, &c] 

27 th 9 th mo. — '48, It is further ordered that the Town Clerk shall have 
12' 1 for Recording evie home Lott, and eighteen pence for evie out Lotfc 
and giving a note under his hand of the same. 

29 th 10 th mo. '48. It is this day ordered by us whose names are hereunto 
written who are the prudentiall men for the affaires of the Towne that 
George Walton shall pay twenUe shillings for evic pipe of wine that can 
appears to bee drawn either by him or his appointmerc< to any person 
or persons whatsoever since the time of his keeping of an ordinary, and 
shall pay for the price of Two pipes and one hogshead of wine since the 
last Court the sum of fifty shillings upon demand made by us to any per- 
son chosen for to receive ye same. 

Ambrose Gibbons William Pomfrett Tho. Layton Anth Emerey. 

8 th 12 th mo.— '43.— At a Towne Meeting- 
It is this day ordered that noe man shall fall any Timber for clapborda 
or pipe staves planck or bords withont approbation of the Townsmen. 

1850.] Extracts from Old Town Records of Dover, N. H. 


20 th day of the 2 nd M°, 1644— 

It is this day ordered that Mr Edward Starbuck, Richard Walderne and 
William Furber to bee Wearesmen for Cotcheco fall and River, during 
their Lives or soe long as they continue Inhabitants in the Towne and 
at any one of their deaths or departures out of the Towne of the said 
falls wears and fishing to returne againe to the disposing of the Towne, 
to putt in another, paying yearly 6 thousand Alewives for the rent to the 
Towne. the first they catch to bee imployed for the use of the Church and 
what fish is wanting for the Church's use, to bee delivered at Comon price, 
that is to say Three shillings a thousand at the utmost, and the first Sal- 
mon they catch to bee given to our pastor or teacher, and none are to 
fish in the said falls or wears but the above written. And further said 
wearsmen are bound to use all diligence in catching fish. 
2 dly the said wearsmen are to have 6 thousand of fish each of them for 
their ground. 3 nd,y , Church officers are to bee served w th fish. 4 thly All 
that beare office in the commonwealth and 5 thIy the most ancient inhabitants 
to bee served w th fish, and soe evie man a thousand of fish equally di- 
vided or soe many as evie scull [school] of fish affords and evie man to 
goe up for his fish and Zend there for it in fishing season, and for the odd 
lish that come before the scull [school] to bee the wearsmen's if they ex- 
ceed not above two or three hundred. After the Church have had 6 
thousand of fish the next to bee served are the wearsmen. Those men 
that doe not use their fish themselves it shall bee at ye disposing of the 
wearsmen. And those that neglect to take their turne shall loose their 
fish for that time. And it is ordered that no man shall molest the said 
Wearsmen in their fishing upon paine of nineteen shillings for evie de- 

1 st 6 mo. 1 642. It is ordered that Mr Dan 11 . Maud and Mary his wife 
shall enjoy the house they now dwell in during their lives provided hee 
continue amongst us as Teacher or pastor if please God to call him to it. 
List of the Inhabitants of Dover that were tax payers, as appears by 

Record Oct. 19th, 1648;— 

George Smith 
George Webb 
John Goddard 
Tho. Layton 
John Damme 
George Walton 
William Pomfrett 
Richard Yorke 
Hate Evil Nutter 
William Story 
Joseph Austin 
Tho. Canney 
Samuell Haines 
John Tart 
Jo. Lyall 
William Furber 
Henry Tibbetts 
John Turtle [Tuttle] 
James Newet [Nute] 

Mr. Roberts 
Edw. Starbuck 
Ambrose Gibbons 
William Beard 
Tho. Stevenson 
William Drue 
Matthew Gyles 
Mrs. Matthews 
Jonas Burns 
Charles Adams 
John Bickford 
Phillip Chesley 
Tho. Willey 
John Allt 
Darby Field 
Oliver Kent 
Tho. Johnson 
John Baker 
Francis Littlefield 

Richard Walderne 
Tho. Trickett 
Henry LangstafF 
Geo. Branson 
Henry Beck 
Jonn Hilton 
William Roberts 
Tho. Footman 
James Rawlins 
Mr. Seeley 
Tho. Fursen 
Francis Small 
Jeflferey Raggs 
Thompson's point house 
Robt. Hethersev 
Tho. Beard 
John Hall 
John Martin 
Antho. Emerey 

Of the above tax payers Matthew Giles was rated the highest on the 
list, being put down as worth £294 10s — and Thomas Fursen as the low- 
est viz : £16. The whole amount of property taxed that year amounted 
to £4,062 4s. 

32 Antiquity of an Epitaph, [Jan. 


In searching for the antiquity of that well known epitaph, 

" Remember me as you pass by, 
As you are now so once was was I, 
As I am now so you must be, 
Prepare to die and follow me." 

which, with variations, is to be found in a majority of graveyards in New 
England, that of Edward, the Black Prince, who died in 1367, came to our 
notice. It may have suggested the above lines, and as it is, in other re- 
spects curious, we present it to our readers. It was originally in the old 
barbarous French of that age ; but we give it in English, as it was " done " 
above two hundred years ago. 

Our author* says, " Let me view the sumptuous monument still remain- 
ing [1630, at Canterbury,] of Edward, surnamedthe black prince (so by- 
named, not of his color, but of his dreaded acts in battle,) upon which this 
epitaph is inlaid with brass. He died on the feast of Trinity, which was 
the 8th day of June, in the year of Grace, 1367." 

Whoso thou be that passeth by ; My beauty great is all quite gone, 

Where these corps entombed lie : My flesh is wasted to the bone. 

Understand what I shall say, My house is narrow now and strong, 

As at this time speak I may. Nothing but truth comes from my tongue : 

Such as thou art, sometime was I, And if ye should see me this day, 

Such as I am, such shalt thou be. I do not think but ye would say, 

I little thought on th' hour of death That I had never been a man ; 

So long as 1 enjoyed breath, So much altered now I am. 

Great riches here I did possess, For God's sake pray to th' heavenly King, 

Whereof I made great nobleness, That he my soul to heaven will bring : 

I had gold, silver, wardrobes, and And all they that pray and make accord 

Great treasure, horses, houses, land, For me unto my God and Lord; 

But now a caitiff, poor am I, God place there in his paradise, 

Deep in the ground, lo here I lie. Wherein no wretched caitiff lies. 


It appears that the industrious author of the " Funeral Monuments " 
found one erected to a person of the name of Palmier, at Southland, Nor- 
wich, but so defaced or decayed, that nothing saving the name could be 
learned from it. But he says, "this epitaph, ensuing, I have by relation of 
one of that surname - " 

Palmers all owr faders were 

I a Palmer liuyd here 

And trauyld still, till worne wyth age, 

I endyd this worlds pylgramage, 

On the blyst assention day 

In the cherful month of May ; 

A thowsand wyth fowre hundryd seuen, 

And took my iorney hense to heuen. 

* Weever, in his Funeral Monuments. 

1850.1 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 33 


[These Extracts were made by Mr. Justin Winsor, now of Harvard 
College, Cambridge, the author of the Hist, of Duxbury. Will some of 
our Plymouth friends furnish us with a continuation ?] 

I Samuell Fuller the Elder being sick & weake, but by the mercie of God 
in pfect memory ordaine this my last will and testm*. I doe bequeath 
the Educacon of my cheldren to my Brother Will Wright & his wife, 
onely that my daughter Merc?/ be & remaine to goodwife Wa/len so 
long as she will keepe her at a reasonable charge. But if it shall please 
God to recover my wife out of her weake state of sickness then my child- 
ren to be w th her or disposed by her. I desire my Brother Wright may 
have the bringing up of a childe comitted to my charge, called Sarah 
Converse ; but if he refuse then I comend her to my loving neighbor 
and brother in Christ, Thomas Prence. Iter% whereas Eliz. Cowles 
was submitted to my educacon by her father and mother still living at 
Charlestowne, my will is that she conveniently appelled & returne to her 
ffather or mother. And for George ffoster being placed w th me by his 
parents still living at Sagos, my will is that he be restored to his mother. 
Item, I give to my son Samuel, my house and land at the Smelt river. 
I order certain portions of my Estate [naming them] to be sold to Edu- 
cate my two children, Samuell & Mercy. I give land adjoining Mr. 
Isaac Allerton's to my son Samuel, and also land at Strawberry hill 
given me by Edward Bircher, if Mr. Roger Williams refuse to accept 
it as he has formerly done. Item. My will is that my cozen Samuel 
goe freely away with his stock of cattle and swine, without any further 
recconing. Item. My estates, and cattle with my two servants Thomas 
Symons 6f Robt. Cowles be employed for the good of my Children, by 
my Brother Wright and Priscilla his wife. I give to the Church of 
God at Plymunt h the first Cow calfe that my browne cow shall have. I 
give to my sister Alice Bradford twelve shillings to buy her a pair of gloves. 
Whatever is due to me from Capt. Standish, I give unto his children. 
Item. That a paire of gloves of 5 sh. be bestowed on Mr. Joh. Winthrop, 
Gov r . of the Massachusets. It. Whereas Capt. John Endecott oweth 
me two pounds of Beaver, I give it to his sonne. It. My will is that 
my children be ruled by my overseers in marriage. It. I give unto John 
Jenny Sf Joh. Winslow each of them a paire of gloves of five shillings. 
It. I give unto Mr. Heeke, the full sum of twenty shillings. I give unto 
Mr. William Brewster, my best hat and band, w ch I never wore. I give 
to Rebecca Prence 2sh. 6 d to buy her a paire of gloves. My will is 
that in case my son Samuel die before he come into inheritance of my 
Estates, then they are to go to my kinsman Samuel Fuller, now in the 
house with me. I appoint my son Samuel my Executor, and Mr. Ed- 
ward Winslow, Mr. William Bradford $f Mr. Thomas Prence, my 
overseers To my Daughter Mercy one Bible with a black cover. It. 
Whatsoever Mr. Roger Williams is indebted to me upon my booke for 
phisick I freely give him. 

Samuell ffuller. 
July 30, 1633. 

34 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [Jan. 

Memorand. Whereas the widow Ring submitted to me the oversight of 
her sonne Andrew, my will is that Mr. Prence take charge of him. 
Witnesses hereunto, 

Ixobt. Hecks [In Gov. Winslow's 

John Winslow hand-writing.] 

Widow Mary Ring. 

Oct. 28, 1633. I Mary Ring, being sicke in body; but of pfect memory, 
thanks be to God, doe make this my last will. To Andrew, my sonne; 
to daughter Susan ; to Stephen Deane ['s] Childe (a daughter) ; to my 
daughter Eliz. Deane ; to Mrs. Warren as a token of love, a wodden 
cupp ; son [in law] Stephen Dean. I appoint Samuel Fuller and Tho- 
mas Blossom my overseers. 

Witnesses Mary Ring. 

Samuel ff utter 
Thomas Blossom 
Following is an inventory of her Estate. 

Peter Browne op New Plymouth. 

Inventory of his Estate. Oct. 10, 1633. Taken by Copt. Standish and 

Elder Brewster. 
He died intestate, and his Estate was settled by a Court held Nov. 11, 1633. 

Martha Harding. 

Inventory given to the Court, 8 Oct. 1633. Taken by James Hurst, 
Francis Cook and John Done. Amount £20, 18, 6. She died leaving 
one son in the custody of Mr. Done. 

Richard Hanckford. 

He died, Sep. 14, 1633. Inventory taken by Joshua Pratt and Edward 
Foster. Edw. Winslow, Administrator. 


Inventory by John Done Sf Stephen Hopkins, Oct. 23, 1633. 

John Adams late of Plymouth. 

Inventory by by John Winshw and John Jenny, Oct. 24, 1633. Amount, 

Jon Thorp, Carpenter, of Plymouth. 
Inventory by Copt. Standish and Elder Brewster, Nov. 15, 1633. 

Francis Eaton, Carpenter, of Plymoth. 
Inventory by James Hurst, Francis Cook, and Phineas Pratt, Nov. 8, 1633. 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 3f> 

William Wright. 
His Will. — To Priscilla, his wife, his house at Plymouth, and all his pro- 
perty, excepting a Ewe lamb, which was given to Plymouth Church, 
and some clothes, given to him by his brother Fuller, which were {riven 
to Elder Brewster. He appointed his beloved friend and brother Wil- 
liam Bradford, to have an oversight of this will. 
Sep. 16, 1633. 

Wittnessed by •- WjsSf. Wright. 

Will. Bradford, u * f ^ »' *T%? 

Christopher Wadsworth, 
Inventory by Manassah Kempton, and John Hanks. Amount, £99-12. 

Samuel Fuller, the Elder. 
Inventory by Stephen Hopkins and John Jenny. Library, 27 volumes. 

1634. A Deposition concerning the affair at Kennebec, wherein Hocking 
was killed. 

Stephen Deane. 
Inventory Oct. 2, 1634, by Stephen Hopkins and Robt. Hicks. Amount, 
£87. 19. 6. 

Thomas Evans. 
He died, 27 Jan. 1634 ; inventory by Mr. John Howland and Jona. Brews- 
ter, Feb. 18, 1634. 

William Palmers. 
His will. I William Palmer, of Duxborrow, Nayler, appoint my loving 
friends, Mr. Bradford, Mr. Winslow, and Mr. Prence, my executors. 
Whereas I have married a young woman who is dear unto me, I desire 
she may have not less than one third of my estate, to Rebecca my 
grandchild, and Moyses Rowly, whom I love, but not so as to put it into 
their father's or mother's hands. I desire my executors to give some- 
thing to Stephen Tracy, something to the Plymouth Church, and also 
wish that young Rowly may be put with Mr. Partridge [minister of 
Duxbury] that he may be brought up in the fear of God, and to that 
end if his father suffer it, T give Mr. Partridge five pounds. To my son 
Henry, and daughter Bridget, 40 shillings. 

The mark of 
Witnessed Wm. ]L Palmer. 

Thomas Barnes 
William Basset. 
Dec. 4, 1637. 
Inventory, Nov. by Jona. Brewster, Edmund Chandler, Wm. Basset, and 
John Wilis. Amount, £111. 12. 4. 

John Cole. 

His will. To my brother Job Cole; sister Rebecca; to Eliza Colly er ; to 
each of Master Collier's men, viz, Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and 
John ; to my brother Daniel. John Cole. 


John Maynard, 
Edward Paul. 

36 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [Jan. 

John Bryant. 

His will. June 17, 1638. Richard Paul, and William Cradding testify, 
that J. B. deceasing at Cohannack, April, 28, 1638, did two days before 
did declare this will. All his good and chattels to John, his son ; except 
a platter and a bottle which he gave to R.Paul; and he desired Mr 
John Gilbert, to take charge of the property for his son. 
Inventory by Mrs. Eliz. Poole, Mrs Jane Poole, William Cradding, and 

Richard Paul. Amount £43. 

Thomas Hampton. (Sandwich.) 
His Will. March, 1637. 
To Mr, Leverich of Sandwich, and his wife. To Thomas Chillingworih. 
To Thomas Tupper, Peter Gaunt, Richard Kirby. To Win. Harlow, 
Witnessed by Leverich, Gaunt and Harlow. 

Peter Worden, the Elder. (Yarmouth.) 

Feb. 9, 1638. To my only Son Peter Warden, my whole property, and 
he to give John Lewis a goat. 

Witnessed by Nicholas Simpkins, Mr. Tilley, and Giles Hopkins. 

Thomas Pryor. (Scituate.) 

June 1639. To my two sons in Old England, Samuel and Thomas; to 
two daughters in Old England, Elizabeth and Mary. To son Joseph. 
To the pastor of Scituate. To my sons John and Daniel. Mr. Timo- 
thy Hatherley to have oversight of this. Witnessed by John Winter, 
Joseph Tilden, Wm. Crocker, George Kennerich. 
Inventory, Sep 28, 1639. Amount £22. 7. 6. 

Daniel Standlake. (Sciatuate.) 

His noncupative will. He died May, 1638; Made by Thomas Richard, 
and Wm. Crocker. His property to his wife, except two kine goats, 
which he gives to his two children. 

William Gilson. (Scituate.) 

His will Jan. 27, 1639. To his wife Francis Gilson; his cozen John Dam- 
mon, his cozen Hannah Dammon ; his cozen Daniel Romeball ; Mr. 
John Lathrop. He died at Scituate, Feb. 1, 1639. 

Inventory by Anthony Annable, Henry Cobb, and Edw. Foster. 
Amount. £229, 3, 2. 
Added thereunto is a Codicill. 

John Dammon was his kinsman and servant, and he requested his 
Aunt (i. e. Gilson 's wife, cozen being synonymous with nephew) to em- 
ploy him in the wind mill, and this is the substance of the Codicill. 

[To be continued.] 

1850.] Epitaphs from S. Berwick, $c. 37 


[Communicated for the Journal by Mr. Jonx S. II. Fogg, of S. Berwick, Me.] 

On the road leading from South Berwick to Great Falls, N. II., on the 
Maine side of Salmon Falls River, near a barn belonging to Granville C. 
Wallingford, lies a slab of free-stone, five feet two inches in length, two feet 
seven inches in width, and seven inches thick, bearing the following inscrip- 
tions, which time has rendered almost unintelligible. 

Here Lies interred y e body of Samuel Plaisted Esq. Eldest Son of Capt, 
Ichabod Plaisted Esq. Who Departed this Life March y e 20 1737* In y - 
36 year of his age. 

Near unto this place lies buried The body of Roger Plaisted Esq Grand- 
father of the said Samuel Plaisted who was killed by y e Indians October y' 
16 1675 Aged 40 Years. 

Also y c body of his Eldest Son Mr Roger Plaisted who was killed at y* 
same time with his Father. 

Near the slab placed in memory of the Plaisteds stands a slate stone 
with the following inscription. 

Elizabeth Wiatt dau r to John & Elizabeth Wiatt aged about 18 years 
dec d March y e 15 1713. 

On the right hand of the road leading from Great Falls, N. II., through 
Berwick to Pine Hill, is a marble slab, erected about fifteen rods from the 
birth place of James and John Sullivan, with the following inscription. 
[The inscription is omitted, because it is printed in the first volume of the 
N. E. H. G. R. p. 376 ] 

Inscriptions from the old graveyard in Kittery, Me. 

Capt William Whipple, died Aug 7 th 1751. 

Robert Cutt died Sept y e 24 th 1735 aged 62 years. 

Dorcas Cutt wife of Robert Cutt died Nov 17 th 1757 in the 83 d year of 
her age. 

Robert Cutt Whipple died May 4 th 1761 aged 25. 

In memory of the Rev d Benjamin Stevens D D Pastor of the First 
Church in Kittery, who departed this life in the joyful hope of a better, 
May y e 18 th 1791 : in the 71 st year of his age and 41 st of his ministry. 

In him, the Gentleman, the Scholar, the grave divine, the chearful Chris- 
tian, the affectionate, charitable & laborious Pastor, the faithful friend & 
the tender Parent were happily united. 

This grave contains the feeble mould'ring clay, 
The Spirit triumphs in Eternal day. 

In memory of Mrs. Mary Stevens wife of Dr. Benjamin Stevens and 
daughter of y e late Hon. Judge Remington Who died May 27 th 1763 in y* 
45 th year of her age. 

When sculptured stones shall moulder into dust, 

And opening graves resign their sacred trust, 
In friendship's faithful breast thy name shall live, 

And to thy worth thy God the euge give. 

Here lies buried the Body of Mr. John Walker who departed this life 
June y e 3 d 1745 in y e 51 st year of his age. 

Here lies buried the body of Mr. John Morse died March y e 14 th 1741 
in y e 44 th year of his age. 

Margaret Hills Consort of Oliver Hills died Oct 31 st 1803 *e 28. 

I lost my life in the raging seas : 
A Sovreign God does as he please — 
My Kittery friends they did appear 
And my remains they buried here. 

•38 Epitaphs from S. Berwick, $c. [Jan. 

Here Lyes the body of Mr. Thomas Jenkins aoed 55 years died Sep* y* 
19 th 174;).* J * J 

The following is the inscription upon the tomb stone of the Minister of 
the Episcopal Church in Kittery, near Eliot, which Church it is supposed 
became extinct at the time of his death. The grave is in a field belonging 
to Mr. Fernald. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of the Rev d Mr. John Eveleth who de- 
parted this Life Aug 4 1 st Anno : Dom : 1734, aged 65 years. 



At Islington, near London, are these monumental remains : 
Here . . . John Fowler . . . 1538, on whose soule . . . 
Here lieth Alis Fowler the wyf of Robart Fowler esquire, who died 
. . . . 1540 

Behold and se, thus as I am so sal ye be, 
When ye be dead and laid in graue, 
As ye haue done, so sal ye haue. 

Divers of this family lie here interred; the ancestors of Sir Thomas 
Fowler knight and baronet, now living, 1 630. 

Weever's Funeral Monuments. 


The Rev. Dr. Spring, in a late work, states that not far from seventy 
ministers in the American church trace their lineage to the elder Edwards, 
who was himself the son of a clergyman, and whose earliest known ances- 
tor was a preacher of the gospel. In connection with this fact, he says, 
" After some considerable research and correspondence on the subject, I 
have come to the conclusion, that more than one-fifth of all the ministers in 
the Presbyterian and Congregational churches in the land are of ministerial 
descent." Vt. Chronicle, Aug. 1849. 


At Isleworth, near London, there is an early inscription to one of this 
family, who, from the similarity of name with the great leader of the Pil- 
grims of New England, it is presumed will possess an interest. 

Here lyeth John Robinson, 
With his wyfs Katharin and Jone, 
Who dyed M. c c c c. and three : 
On whos sowls Jesus haue mercy. 



A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 


By G. M. Fessenden, 

[Member of the R. I. Historical Society, and of the N. England Historic, Genealogical Society.] 

[Arms. — The Right Reverend Father in God, 
Samuel Bradford, Lord Bishop of Roches- 
ter, and Dean of Westminster, bears two Coats 
Impaled, viz.: Argent, on a Saltire Gules, an 
Escalop Or, being the Armes of his Episcopal 
See ; conjoyned with his paternal Coat, viz : Ar- 
gent, on a Fesse Sable, three Stag's Meads eras'd, 

The Lords and Earls of the name of Brad- 
ford were of the familes of Newport and Badge- 
man, and hence have no connection with our 
subject ; their titles being derived from the earl- 
dom and lordship of Bradford. 
Bradford (Cheshire and Devonshire) Sable a cross engrailed argent. 
(Yorkshire) Argent a wolf's head erased between three buglehorns sable. 
Crest —a, peacock's head ppr, in the mouth a snake, entwined round the 
neck, vert. — Gen. Sir Thomas Bradford, G. C. B.f same Arms and 
Crest as the last. Motto — Fier et sage. — (Yorkshire) Argent a chevron 
between three buglehorns sable. — (Another, same Co.) Argent on a fesse 
sable three stag's heads erased (another, couped) or. — (Wiltshire) same 
Arms. Crest — A stag's head erased, or. — [The following are given, but 
as belonging to no particular county.] — Ar. on a fesse sa. three stag's 
(another, goats') heads erased or. — Or, on a fesse sa. three goat's heads 
erased of the field. — Ar. three buglehorns sa. stringed or. — Ar. a cross gu. 
betw. four mullets az. — Gu. a lion ramp. erm. — Ar a wolf's head erased 
between three buglehorns sa. in chief an annulet of the last.j 

Although Mr. Fessenden had in a clear and lucid manner, and with 
unwearied labor and perseverance, drawn up the Bradford Genealogy, and 
finished it about three years ago, yet while it has lain in the Publisher's 
hands, many important additions have been made to it. Some by the Pub- 
lisher himself, but for a large amount of excellent material, he is indebted to 
William Bradford, Esq., of Duxbury, himself a lineal descendant of 
the Pilgrim, who has taken great pains to make the work as complete as 
possible. It was not always convenient to note our additions, or those of 
others, but the MSS. of the whole will, with the author's consent, be de- 
posited in the archives of the N. E. H. Gen. Soc, where, if necessary, they 
may be referred to. 

The plan adopted by Gen. Fessenden in drawing up his work, tho per- 
fectly clear, was not accommodated to our pages, mainly for the reason that 
it required much more space, than the same amount of matter does in the 
form we give it. Moreover, the additions before mentioned could not be 
made to it in the author's MS. ; therefore, the whole required to be re- 

* Guillim's Heraldry, Kent's Edition, 1726. 

t Besides this title of G. C. B. (Knight of the Grand Cross of the Bath,) he had that of 
G. C. H., (Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order) He was son 
of the late Thomas Bradford, Esq., of Woodlands, near Doncaster, and of Ashdown Park, 
Sussex, and brother of Lieut. Col. Sir Henry Bradford, who died in 1816, from the 
effects of wounds received at the battle of Waterloo. — Landed Gentry. 

$ Burke's General Jlrmory. The above is all he has upon Bradford. 

40 A G-encalogy of the Bradford Family. [Jan. 

Many of the descendants of Gov. Bradford will discover omissions in the 
work, after all the labor that has been bestowed upon it ; we now call upon 
them, and all others interested, to make their complaints in writing, and in 
such a tangible shape, that they may serve to perfect the work when we 
publish the remaining portion of it ; otherwise, all errors and omissions of 
every description will be laid at their own doors. Communications con- 
taining information may be addressed to Gen. G. M. Fessenden, Warren, 
R. L] 

The writer has bestowed upon this Genealogy much time and care ; yet. 
such is the nature of the work, he can hardly expect that it is complete, or 
even free from error. One point however is attained, namely, that of 
avoiding the confusion and embarrassment usually to be met with in lengthy 
genealogical accounts. The arrangement of the names into distinct genera- 
tions, and the use of numbers, render the descent of each individual obvious 
and readily traceable.* 

Warren, R. I., July 1848. 

The name of Bradford is derived from the Saxon " Bradenford," or 
" Broad-ford,"f and is doubtless very ancient.]: Two towns of considerable 
size in England, are known by this name; one in Wiltshire, near Bath, 
the other in Yorkshire, near Leeds. The latter of these, we suppose to 
have been the locality from whence originated the great founder of the 
name in the United States. 

One of the first martyrs who perished at the stake in " Bloody Queen 
Mary's " time, was John Bradford, prebend of St. Paul's, and a celebrated 
preacher. lie was born at Manchester in Lancashire, about 1510, was 
committed to prison Aug. 16, 1553, where he remained until his death, a 
period of nearly two years. 

The numerous letters and other compositions, written by him during his 
imprisonment, are remarkable for their able and uncompromising opposi- 
tion to the dogmatical requisitions of papacy, and for abounding in depth 
and fervency of plain personal piety, and expansive religious feeling. He 
was finally condemned, January 31, 1555, and burnt at Smithrield, on the 
first day of July following. He perished nobly, praying and exhorting the 
people while at the stake; his last words were, Ct Strait is the gate, and nar- 
row is the way," &c. 

John Bradford was the intimate friend of Rogers, Hooper, Saunders. 
Latimer, Cranmer, and Ridley, who about the same time with himself, 
sealed their opposition to papal bigotry, at the fiery stake. He was never 
married, but left at his death, a number of near relations. 

The early, energetic, and persevering opposition to sacerdotal intolerance 
exhibited by Gov. Bradford of Plymouth, would seem to indicate him as a 

* Though, as before remarked, we have been obliged to change the plan adopted by the 
author, our system is exactly the same, in respect to the regular succession of generations. 
We endeavored, in following him, that the oldest person in each should come first, but that 
object is not fully attained, tho' much nearer than had been done by him. It is almost 
impossible to avoid this irregularity, as it is often discovered that other children belong to 
the same parents after a generation is considered complete. — Editor. 

t " Bradford, situated near the Avon. [Co. Wilts,] on the abrupt declivity of a hill, three 
and a half miles northwest from Salisbury, owes its name to the broad ford of the river. 

Dugdalc . 

There is also a Bradford in the Co. of York, thirty-four miles from the City of York. 


J Names of individuals were often derived from the names of the places at which they 
happened to reside; and names thus acquired were transmitted to families. Hence, some 
individual who resided at some time, at some broad ford of some stream, river or estuary, 
in due time was called by the name of thai locality, Broad Ford and afterwards Bradford 
as a more convenient word for utterance. — Editor. 

1850.] A G-enealogy of the Bradford Family. 41 

worthy descendant of the martyr's immediate family ; and that he was so, 
is rendered more probable from the fact, that the town of Bradford in York- 
shire, Manchester, the birth-place of the martyr, and Austerfield, where 
Gov. Bradford was born thirty-three years after the martyr's death, are all 
in the north of England, and near each other.* 

Another circumstance which may be adduced in proof of the supposition, 
is this. One of several writers, cotemporaries of the Governor, who at his 
decease, commemorated the event in poetic effusions, thus writes: 

" Now blessed, holy Bradford, a successor 
Of blessed, holy Bradford, the confessor, 
Is gone to place of rest." f 

The following item of History suggests a possible reason, (in addition to 
the martyr's death.) why Gov. Bradford, in his numerous writings, has re- 
frained from alluding to his own family connections. It occurred within 
two years of the burning of John Bradford, and is recorded in " Baker's 

April 21, 1557, Thomas Stafford, second son of Lord Stafford, with two 
and thirty persons, (English fugitives, set on by the French King,) came 
from France with the intention of subverting the government of the de- 
tested Queen Mary. They attacked and took Scarborough Castle, in York- 
shire, but were driven out and conquered, within two (lays, by the Earl of 
Westmoreland. Stafford was beheaded on Tower Hill, May 28, 1557, and 
the next day, Bradford and two others of his associates were executed at 
Tyburn, f 

A further reason for the Governor's taciturnity respecting his ancestry, 
may be found in the fact, that his parents died when he was quite young, 
and his relations, to whose guardianship he was assigned, strongly opposed 
his adoption of the religious views of, and connection with, the puritans. 

William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony, was born at Auster- 
field, in Yorkshire, England, in 1588. About 1608 he went to Holland and 
joined the pilgrims, and came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, in 1620, ac- 
companied by his wife, whose maiden name was Dorothy May. This lady 
never reached Plymouth, but was accidentally drowned, on the 7th of De- 
cember, 1620, during the absence of her husband on an examining tour 
into Massachusetts Bay, and while the Mayflower remained in Cape Cod 
harbor. She was the first English female who died at Plymouth, and the 
first whose death is recorded in New England. 

Mr. Bradford was chosen Governor in 1621, and was reelected to that 
office every year till 1657, except five years— 1633, '34, '36, '38, '44. 

He was one of the most efficient persons in directing and sustaining the 
new settlement; or, in the words of an ancient writer, he "was the very 
prop and glory of Plymouth Colony, during all the whole series of changes 
that passed over it." Aug. 14, 1623, he married widow Alice South worth, 
whose maiden name is supposed to have been Carpenter; she came over 
in the " Ann," and lived, highly respected by the whole community, till 
the 26th of March, 1670, when she deceased, aged about 80. 

Gov. Bradford died on the 9th of May, 1657, "lamented by all the colo- 

* Tn his last letter to his mother, dated the 24th of June, 1555, he speaks of his brother 
Roger, to whom and her " he sends all his writings " This letter is printed in Middleton's 
Evangihral Biog., vol. 1, p. 372-3, where there is a very good account of the martyr. 
There is also another very <;ooil life of him in Wheeler'' s Hist, of Manchester, but these and 
all the other authors who have mentioned him. (so tar as our examination has extended,) 
give no account of his pedigree — not even giving us the name of his father.-** Editor. 

t Morton's Memorial, 261. [Davis' Edition] 

4*2 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [Jan. 

nies of New England, as a common father to them all." * Both are buried 
at Plymouth. Gov. Bradford had by his second wife three children : Wil- 
liam. Mercy, and Joseph. His auto- a . 
graph, .631-2, is here given. ^jft^f £rJ^X^ 

Since the Bradford Genealogy was drawn up, some important facts have 
been brought to light by the labors of an eminent genealogist in London, — 
the Rev. Joseph Hunter. The result of his discoveries having reached 
the hands of the Editor, he gladly avails himself of the opportunity of 
making such extracts from it as are applicable to this work. 

After having shown pretty conclusively that our Bradford, of the May- 
flower, was born at Austerfield, and that the adjacent villages of Bawtry or 
Bawtreyj and Scrooby were dwelling places of others of the Pilgrims, and 
that it was at the latter place that the original church of Plymouth was 
formed, he goes on with a most interesting discussion concerning Brews- 
ter, Robinson, and others. On returning again to Bradford, he acknowl- 
edges himself indebted to Dr. Cotton Mather " for the knowledge we pos- 
sess of the early life of Bradford." And he finds that the baptismal record 
at Austerfield confirms Dr. Mather's statement of his age, at the time of his 
death, namely, 69, on the 9th May, 1657. 

" Dr. Mather informs us," writes Mr. Hunter, " that Gov. Bradford was 
born to some estate ; that his parents died when he was young, and that he 
was brought up by his grandfather and uncles. These statements," he con- 
tinues, "receive ample support from testamentary and fiscal documents, and 
from the register, which has been well preserved, of the baptisms, mar- 
riages, and burials of the little chapel at Austerfield, which is a member of 
the parish of Blythe." From these evidences our author has drawn up a 
genealogical account of the Bradforcls of Austerfield, by which we are able 
to carry back the pedigree of the Pilgrim three generations in England. 
This pedigree, reduced to our system, is as follows : 

Note. — To save the reader the trouble of referring elsewhere for an explana- 
tion of the plan of the following genealogy, he will observe, 1st, that the first column 
of Arabic figures are intended to number all the posterity contained in the geneal- 
ogy. 2nd, that the small Arabic figures at the end of every name, placed like an 
exponent of a power in mathematics, thus , show the number of the generation of 
such name ; for example, ( 4 q 4 ) II. Gershom , is a descendant of the 6th generation. 
3d, the Roman numerals are used only to show the number and order of every 
family. 4th ; as every individual (male) who has descendants, must occupy a new 
place in the series without breaking its order, the lower numbers, or those interpo- 
lated, show at what point in the first column of numbers the children of every indi- 
vidual are given, thus, No. 41 in the regular Arabic series has under it 104 ; there- 
fore follow the series to that No., (104,) and next after it is given the family of 
Gershcm Bradford. Hence, at a glance, it is seen that this individual is the 41st 
descendant, and of the 6th generation from the first discovered ancestor, and that 
he is the lid. child of his parents. If no number be interpolated, then no de- 
scendants are given, as (9) I. John 4 , shows John 4 to have no descendants. 

This system of laying down extensive genealogies has been some time before the 
public, and, we believe, has met with entire approbation. That it possesses obvious 
advantages over others hitherto employed, can scarcely admit of question. 

It must be remembered that we commence the reckoning of generations with the 
first progenitor of the name we find in England. Thus Gov. Bradford of Ply- 
mouth is of the third generation, and not of the first, as it has been usual to make 

* Mather's Magnolia. Editor. 

fBawtre}', a small Hospital : valued at the Dissolution, at £6. 6s. Sd. per Ann. — Mag- 
na Brit. vi. 663. {Speed, out of Leland.) 

Austerfield, as well as Bawtrey was, in the days of Bradford, a royal manor, having been 
acquired by the crown, by forfeitures or marriages, from the illustrious and well known heir 
of JNevil and Dispenser. The Bradfords were farmers of the demesne. 

1580.] A Crenealogy of the Bradford Family. 43 

the original emigrant, in other pedigrees. Therefore, to know the generation in 
this country, we have only to subtract two from any descendant of the Governor. 

(1) I. ttVtlliam Brabforb 1 lived at Austerfield, in or about 1575, at 
which time he and one John Hanson were the only subsidiaries there ; 

Bradford being taxed on twenty shillings land, and Hanson on tiventy 
shillings goods, annual value. The time of his death appears only from 
a record of his burial, noted as happening on the 10 January, 1595-6. 
His children were, 

(2) I. tUillldltl , m. Alice, dau. of John Hanson, before named, very 
probably. He was buried on the 15 July, 1591. This William was 

father of our Governor Bradford, and by his early decease the Ply- 
mouth father was left an orphan at the tender age of about two years. 

(3) II. Thomas 2 , of whom no records appear, saving that he had a dau. 
Margaret, bapt. 9 March, 1578. 

(4) III. Robert 2 , bapt. 25 June, 1561, m. Alice Waingate, 31 January, 1685. 
He was the only Bradford subsidiary at Austerfield in 1598; while 

at the same time and place there were three others, whose names were 
John Maudson, Robert Martley and Robert Bridges. The will of Rob- 
ert Bradford was dated 15 April, 1609, and he was buried on the 23 of 
the same month. Hence this uncle of Gov. Bradford died about the 
third week in April, 1609. 

The will of Robert Bradford, remarks Mr. Hunter, Ci is the best docu- 
ment which we possess from which to form an idea of the status of the 
Bradfords at Austerfield, at the time when one of them took the important 
step which has made him and his family just objects of historical curiosity.. 
He describes himself ' Robert Bradfurth of Austerfield, yeoman,' and we 
may observe that Bradfurth, or Bradfourth, is the more usual orthography 
of the name in the church register ; so uncertain and variable was the or- 
thography of all proper names at that period ; also that, ' yeoman ' implies 
a condition of life a little better than that which would now be indicated by 
the word. The yeomanry of England in the reign of Elizabeth formed 
the class next to the acknowledged gentry, the men who used coat-armour 
of right. They were people who lived, for the most part, on lands of their 

Having thus digressed from the will to bring in an important elucidation 
of his subject, our author returns to it, and goes into its provisions with 
much minuteness. We must, however, confine ourself to the facts, in a 
condensed form. To a servant girl, Grace Wade, the free use of a dwel- 
ling house ; " he names another servant, and his brother and sister Hill." 
To Thomas Silvester, clerk, a small legacy. To son Robert his best iron- 
bound wain, [probably a cart with two wheels,] " the cupboard in the 
house," [parlor of those days,] one long table, with a frame and one long 
form, with his best yoke of oxen ; also " the counter wherein the evidences 
are." Also a corselet with its furniture. The residue of his estate to be 
equally divided among his four children, Robert, Mary, Elizabeth, and 
Margaret ; these were his executors. Being then all under age, he orders 
them to be under the direction or tuition of three of his friends or neigh- 
bors : — Robert and Margaret to be under the care of his " good neighbor," 
Mr. Richardson * of Bawtry ; Elizabeth to William Downes f of Scrooby ; 

* Next to the Mortons Mr. Richardson was the principal inhabitant at Bawtry, and was 
afterwards allied to them 5 both he and Eobert Morton, the head of the family, marrying 
in the family of Lindley of Skegby, one of the visitation families of Nottinghamshire. 
He had a son, Mr. Lindley Richardson. — Hunter, 48. 

t Of this person Mr. Hunter says he knows nothing, saving " that he was a subsidy- 
man at Scr'doby." 

•i-i A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [Jan. 

Mary to Mr. Silvester * of Alkley. Son Robert to have the reversion of 
two leases: one. of all the king's lands he has in Austerfield, the other of 
the closes which he has of Mr. Morton in Martin lordship. 

"One thing is clear," observes my Pilgrim guide, "that the Bradford's of 
Austerfield, during the eighteen years that he who was afterwards the Gov- 
ernor of New Plymouth was living with them, associated with the best of 
the very slender population by whom they were surrounded." But, "in 
the next generation they declined. Before 1628, Robert Bradford, cousin* 
german to the Governor, had sold his lands at Austerfield to Mr. William 
Vescy, a gentleman of Brampton. In 1630 one Robert Wright, a draper 
of Doncaster, leaves to him his gray suit of Apparel, and to Kichard Brad- 
ford his son, one fustian doublet, and one pair of hose: bequests," he con- 
tinues, '• which sufficiently indicate the obscurity and poverty into which 
they had fallen." This may pot be a strictly just conclusion, allowing a 
judgment to be formed from the numerous similar bequests, though not 
quite contemporaneous, on our side of the Atlantic. 

(5) IV. Elizabeth 2 , bapt. 16 July, 1570, m. James Hill, 20 Jan. 1595. (6?) 
William Bradford 2 , (2) who m. Alice Hanson, had 

(6) I. Margaret 3 b. 8 March, 1585, died young. 

(7) II. Alice 3 b. 30 Oct.. 1587. 

(8) III. WILLIAM 3 , The Pilgrim, bapt. March, 1589. We have now 
arrived at the point connecting the American Bradfords with those 

of England ; hence, according to our present purpose we are to leave the 
consideration of the latter, and proceed with the former. 

It is not within the present design to give a biography of the eminent 
founder of the race in America — that has been ably done f and often pub- 
lished and distributed to the world. A remark or two from our Pilgrim 
Guide will be all we shall at this time encumber our memoir with. He 
observes, " While William was working his way to the consequence which 
he ultimately attained, his cousin-german, Robert, remained at Auster- 
field, where he married and had issue. 

" William Bradford alone gives consequence to the Bradfords of Auster- 
field. He inherited a portion of the lands of the family ; for Dr. Mather 
informs us that he sold his lands when h^ was of full age, and was living 
in Holland. As to the moral and religious state of the village in which 
he was born, it is a very unfavorable report indeed which Dr. Mather 
gives. He describes it as a very ignorant, profane place, not a Bible to 
be seen there, and with a minister at the chapel inattentive and careless. 
I can neither confirm nor refute this representation, which is made, it may 
be observed, by one whose standard of religious duty was high. But the 
will of which we have had an abstract, is not without traces both of piety 
and charity. The clergyman alluded to must have been Henry Fletcher, 
who was minister of Austerfield in 1591, where he married Elizabeth El- 
vick." But from anything that we can discover, in what is contained in 
our author's extracts from the will of Robert Bradford, or in his own obser- 
vations, we can see no reason to dissent from a belief in Dr. Mather's denun- 

* The residence of " Mr. Silvester," Alkley, "lies eastward from Austerfield at no 
great distance, the parson of which it appears Mr. Silv r estcr Avas. His will was made in 
1615, from that Mr. Hunter infers him to have been a man of u a fair estate," possessing 
a library of English and Latin books, when, in country places, " books were exceedingly 
few." Hence another pleasing inference is drawn by Mr. Hunter, namely, that " this col- 
lection of books, in the hands of a friend of the family living near them, may have been 
a treasure of information to the Governor in his youth." ib. 

t The best account of him is doubtless that by Dr. Belknap, in his American Biography. 

1850.] A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 45 

cintions of the state of society at and about Austerfield in those days; espe- 
cially when we consider that a similar description of morals would answer very 
well in almost every parish in England.* We add here a copy of Gov. Brad- 
ford's autograph in 1645-6. 



We now pass to the commencement of the Genealogy, as furnished by 
Gkn. FessendeN, whose name stands at the head of our arti- 
ticle. Before proceeding, however, it may be pleasing to glance 
at an impression of the seal used by Gov. Bradford in 
1G31-2. It was in wax, upon the important letter we pub- 
lished in the Gen. Reg. (Vol. II., p. 240, &c.) Although there 
so much defaced as to be be made out with some difficulty, we have no 
doubt that it was originally intended to represent a double eagle. Our copy 
has the rare blemish of being too well executed. 

WILLIAM BRADFORD, 3 (8) as before mentioned, married, 1st. Doro- 
thy May, of whose parentage, nothing to our knowledge, has been discov- 
ered. He m. 2dly. Alice, widow of Constant Southworth,f 14 August, 
1623, believed to have been a dan. of" Mr Carpenter." She d. 26 March 
1670. The children by both marriages were, — 

(9) I. John 4 , the only child by the first marriage probably, and born be- 
fore the emigration, was of Duxbury in 1645, and in 1652 he was a 
deputy to the General Court, and a Lieutenant. The next year he is noted 
as of Marsh-field; which he also represented in 1653. He m. Martha, dau. 
of Thomas and Martha Bourne of the latter place, and in 1653 removed to 
Norwich, Ct. where he died sine prole, 1678. f / / 

His Autograph, fUf^dfovl 

(™) II. William 4 b. 17 June, 1624, m. 1st. Alice, dau. of Thomas Richards 
of Weymouth, who d. 12 Dec. 1671, as. 44; 2d. a widow Wiswall ; 3d. Mrs. 
Mary, widow of Rev. John Holmes, second minister of Duxbury, who d. 6 
Jan., 1714-15. She was dau. of John Wood, alias At wood of Plymouth. 

For an interesting biography of the second William Bradford, of 
Plymouth, there are abundant materials, both in manuscript and print. 
The reader will find a very satisfactory account of him in Davis' edition of 
Morton's Memorial. He was, next to Myles Standish, a chief military 
man of the Colony. In Philip's War he was commander in chief of the 
Plymouth forces, and often exposed himself to all its perils. At the Nar- 
raganset Fort Fight he received a musket ball in his flesh, which he car- 
ried the remainder of his life. In that desperate mid-winter encounter — 
where both parties fought for their very existence, nearly a thousand In- 
dians fell a sacrifice, and about one hundred and fifty of the English were 
killed or wounded. 

In the war with the Indians, he held the rank of Major, and was As- 
sistant Treasurer and Deputy Governor of Plymouth, from 1682 to 1686, 
and from 1689 to 1691, and in the latter year he w r as one of the Council 

* A multitude of authorities might be brought to support this statement, but for the 
present take but one only, Bunyarts Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, because acces- 
sible to everybody. * * 

* A neat pedigree of the Southworths is given by Mr Winsor, in his Hist, of Duxbury. 

46 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [Jan. 

of Massachusetts. His residence was in what is now Kingston, on the south 
side of Jones' river. He died on the 20th February, 1703-4, ce. about 80. 

His autograph, in 
1683, is here repre- 

(2) III. Mercy 4 , b. before 1627,m. Benjamin Verinayes, of Boston, 21 Dec, 
1648. The name of this gentleman will be found among those who 
took the freeman's oath at Boston, 18 May, 1642. He afterwards lived 
at Plymouth, on what was called North Street. 

jgj IV. Joseph 4 , b. 1630, m. Jael, dau. of Rev. Peter Hobart, the first min- 
ister of Hingham, 25 May, 1664, She d. 1730. se. 88. He resided 
in Kingston, (then Plymouth,) on Jones' River, half a mile from its mouth, 
at a place called Flat House Dock ; perhaps from the circumstance that he 
lived in a house with aflat roof. 

William 4 (10), who m. 1st. Alice Richards, had by her, 
88 1. John 5 , b. 20 Feb., 1653, m. Mercy, dau. of Joseph Warren, of Plym- 
outh, 5 Feb., 1674, with whom he lived sixty-two years. She d. in 
March, 1747, ce. 94. His residence was in Kingston, or what is now 
Kingston, a few rods from the Landing. He was a major and a deputy to 
the general court from 1689 to 1691. He d. 8 Dec, 1736, ae. 84 nearly. 
He was the first representative to the gen. ct. of Mass. from Plymouth. 
g§ H. William 5 , b. 11 March, 1655, m. Rebecca Bartlett, of Duxbury, 

1679, d. 1687, resided in Kingston, 
gf, III. Thomas 5 , who by his father's will received lands in Norwich, Ct., 
and removed to that state. His wife was Anna Fitch, who I sup- 
pose was dau. of Rev. James Fitch* first minister of Say brook and Nor- 
wich, by his 2d wife, Priscilla, dau. of Maj. John Mason, the hero of 
the Pequot War. Thomas Bradford d. in 1708. The children were I. 

Joshua 6 , b. 23 Nov., 1682 ; II. James , b. m. 1st. Edith 2d. 

Susannah . He d. 26 Mar., 1762. 

jjg IV. Samuel 5 , b. 1668, was of Duxbury, m. Hannah Rogers, dau. of 
John and Elizabeth, of that town, July 1689. He had a grant of land 
adjoining his house lot, 1713 ; d. 11 April, 1714, se. 46. He was called 
Lieut. Samuel Bradford, and lived about a third of a mile N. E. from the 
mouth of Island Creek. His name appears on the records of Duxbury as 
early as 1700, when he was chosen as a juryman ; constable 1701 ; select- 
man 1702 ; and in 1710 one of three men appointed to divide the Common 

(17) V. Alice 5 , m. 1st. to Rev. Wm. Adams of Dedham; 2d. to Maj. James 


(18) VI. Hannah 5 , m. to Joshua Ripley of Hingham, 28 Nov. 1682. 

(19) VII. Mercy 5 , m. to Samuel Steel of Hartford, Ct. 

(20) VIII. Melatiah 5 , m. to John Steel of Norwich, Ct. 

(21) IX. Mary 5 , m. William Hunt, 

(22) X. Sarah 5 , m. Kenelm Baker, of Marshfield. 

(23) XL Joseph 5 , only child by the 2d marriage ; settled in Norwich, Ct.f 

*Sec the inscription on his monument copied in Gen. Reg. ii. 269, in which it is said he 
came to New England at the age of 16, and that he died at Lebanon, Ct. 18 Nov. se. suae 80. 

t There has been a tradition in the fVimily that he moved to Middletown, Ct.,but in the 
history of Norwich a Joseph Bradford appears which answers his time ; there may be a 

1850.] A G-enealogy of the Bradford Family. 47 

jjjjj XII. Israel , m. to Sarah Bartlett of Duxbury ; resided in Kingston. 
gy) XIII. Ephraim 5 , m. to Elizabeth Bartlett, 13 Feb., 1710; resided in 

{f, XIV. David 5 , m. to Elizabeth Finney 1714; lived in Kingston, d. 16 

Mar., 1730. 
(27) XV. Hezekiah 5 , m. Mary Chandler of Duxbury; resided in Kingston. 

They had an only dau. named Mary. 
Joseph 4 , (12) who m. Jael Hobart, had, 
gjj I. Elisha 5 , who m. 1st. Hannah Cole; 2d. Bathsheba Le-Brocke*, 7 Sept., 

1718, who survived her husband, and m. 2d. Joshua Oldham of Pem- 
broke, Ms. 

(29) II. Joseph 5 , b. 18 April, 1665. 
John 5 , (13) who m. Mercy Warren, had, 
( g I. John", b. 25 Dec., 1675, m. Rebecca Bartlett. 

(31) II. Alice 6 , b. 28 Jan., 1677, m. 1st. Edward Mitchell, 26 Aug., 1708 ; 
2d. Joshua Hersey of Hingham. 

(32) III. Abigail , b. 10 Dec, 1679, m. Gideon Sampson.f 

(33) IV. Mercy 6 , b. 20 Dec, 1681, m. 1st. Jonathan Freeman of Harwich ; 
2d. Lieut. Isaac Cushman, Jr. of Plympton. 

gg V. Samuel 6 , b. 23 Dec, 1683, m. Sarah Gray, d. 26 Mar., 1740. He 
was a Lieutenant, settled in Plympton. His wife was dau. of Edward 

G., of Tiverton, grand-daughter of Edward Gray of Plvmouth. They 

were m. 21 Oct., 1714. He d 26 Mar., 1740. His widow'm. 2d. William 

Hunt of the Vineyard. She d. there, Oct., 1770. 

(35) VI. Priscilla 6 , b. 10 March. 1686, m. Seth Chipman. 

%% VII. William 6 , b. 15 April, 1688, m. Hannah, dau. of Dea. John Fos- 
ter of Plymouth. After the death of her husband, she m. Geo. Par- 
tridge of Duxbury, and had one son, the Hon. Geo. Partridge. 

William 6 (14) of Kingston, who m. Rebecca Bartlett, had 

(37) I. Alice, 6 b. 1680, m. William Barns. 

(!) II. William, 6 m. Elizabeth Finney of Plymouth. He d. 9th March, 

(39) III. Sarah, 6 b. m. Jonathan Barns. Pie d. in 1687, and his 
widow m. Robert Stanford of Duxbury. 

Samuel 5 (16) of Duxbury, who m. Hannah Rogers, had 

(40) I. Hannah, 6 b. 14th Feb., 1689, (1690?) m. Nathaniel Gilbert of 

(Si) II. Gershom, 6 b. 21st Dec, 1691, m. Priscilla, dau. of Rev. Ichabod 
Wiswall of Duxbury. He removed with a part of his family to Bris- 
tol, R. I., in 1744 ; having previously resided in Kingston, Ms. 
(A 2 4 ) III. Perez, 6 b. 28th Dec, 1694, m. Abigail Belch. He d. 19th June, 
1746. He resided in Attleboro', Ms,, and died there. He was of H. 
C. 1713, and member of the Council of Massachusetts. 

(43) IV. Elizabeth, 6 b. 15 Dec, 1696, m. Wm. Whiting of Hartford, Ct, 

(44) V. Jerusha, 6 b. 10 March, 1699, m. Rev. Ebenezer Gay of Hingham. 

(45) VI. Welthea, 6 b. 15 May, 1702, m. Lane | of Hingham. 

question, however, whether he be the same, or his uncle Joseph: for in the will of (10) 
William 4 , mention is made, that the testator had " given lands in Norwich to Joseph, be- 
fore." — Bradford. 

*La Broche, as given in the Female Review, IS. In the same work there is considera- 
ble said about Elisha Bradford, which is of interest. 

tin Mr. Bradford's MSS., this Abigail's husband is Edward Mitchell. Mr. Fessenden 
gives her no husband, butmy no less sure than erudite frier.d, Dr. N. B. Shurtleff, makes 
her marriage as in the text, who however, refers to Hon. N. Mitchell. 

t Here we follow Bradford, but Mr. Fessenden says the husband of Welthea was Thom- 
as Adams. 

48 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [Jan. 

(fi) VII. Gamaliel, b. 18 May, 1704, m. Abigail Bartlett* of Duxbuiy, 
30 Aug.. 1728, who d. 1778. She d. 30 Aug., 1776. He was known 
as the Hon. Gamaliel Bradford, and resided in Duxbury. He was a mem- 
ber of the Council of Ms., Judge of the County Court, &c. 
David, 5 (20) of Kingston, who m. Elizabeth Finney, had 
($3) I. Nathaniel," b. 10 Dec, 1715, m. Sarah Spooner of Plymouth, d. 
27 March, 1757. 

(48) II. Jonathan, b. 13 Nov., 1717 ; left no posterity. 

(49) III. Lydia/ 5 b. 23 Dec. 1719, in. 1st. Elkanah Cushman 1740; 2nd. 
Lazarus Le Baron, 1743. She d. 1757. 

(fi) IV. Nathan, b. 3 April, 1722, m. 1st. Elizabeth . 2nd. Sarah 

Sturtevant, 1776, but had no issue by her. His 1st wife d. 30 April, 
1773. Hed. 14 Oct., 1787.f 

Elisha, 5 (28) who m. 1st. Hannah Cole, and 2nd. Bathsheba La Brocke, 
had, by the former, but one child, viz, Hannah, who m. Joshua Bradford 
of Kingston, afterwards of Maduncook, Me.; and by the latter, 
(51)1. Hannah, 6 b. 10 April, 1719. 

(52) II. Joseph, b. 17 Dec, 1721. 

(53) HI. Nehemiah, b. 27 July, 1724. 

(54) IV. Laurana, b. 26 March, 1726, m. Elijah McFarland of Plympton. 
(5.5) V. Mary, b 1 Aug., 1727. 

(56) VI. Elisha, b. 6 Oct.. 1729. 

(57) VII. Lois, b. 30 Jan., 1731. 

(58) VII. Deborah, b. 18 Nov., 1732, m. Jona. Sampson, Jr. This Deb- 
orah was the mother of the famous " Dkb. Sampson," who, under 

the feigned name of Robert Shurtleff, served three years as a priva'e 
soldier in the army of the Revolution Having left her friends without 
their knowledge, she went to the hou»e of a Mr. Leonard, in Middleboro', 
where, unceremoniously, she possessed herself of enough of his clothing 
with which to disguise herself. In this plight she wended her way to a re- 
cruiting officer and enlisted. She served in Col. Jackson's regiment, and in 
a company commanded by Capt. Webb. After the war she returned to her 
friends in Plympton. In 1784, she married Benjamin Gannett of Sharon. 

This remarkable woman died in 1827, up to which time she drew a pen- 
sion. After her decease, her husband applied for a continuance of the pen- 
sion, and. at length, in the year 1837 the committee of Congress on Revo- 
lutionary Pensions allowed it to be continued to him, from the time of her 

She was in the skirmish at Tarrytown, and was badly wounded by a 
musket ball, and yet her sex was not discovered, nor was the ball ever ex- 
tracted, which gave her much trouble through life. She was in many en- 
gagements, and on all occasions behaved manfully. She was at the cap- 
ture of Cornwallis, which virtually ended the war, and she was soon after 
honorably discharged. Her name stands among the pensioners as Ganiett, 
a name common in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which is probably the 
same as Gannett. 

According to that very singular book, "The Female Review, or Memoirs, 
of an American Young Lady," Deborah Sampson was born in Plympton, 
Ms., 17 Dec, 17(50, and hence was about 07 years of age in 1827, at the 
time of her death. Her father was an only son. The anonymous work 
purporting to be her memoirs, should not, we think, be taken as unqualified- 

* Abigail Bradford in the History of Duxburv,232. should probably be as in our text, 
t There was another son, named Lemuel, b. I March, 1721. — Bradford. 

1850.] A Crenealogy of the Bradford Family. 49 

ly true, though the principal facts are probably to be relied upon. This 
book was printed at Dedham, in 1797, 12rno., and is now rarely to be met 
with. This, though a digression, our readers, we think, will pardon its per- 

(59) IX. Allis, b. 3 Nov., 1634, m. a Waters, of Sharon, Ms. 

(60) X. Asenath, G b. 15 Sept., 1736. 

(61) XL Carpenter, 6 b. 7 Feb., 1739. 

(62) XII. Abigail, b. 20 June, 1741. 

(63) XIII. Chloe, 6 b. 6 April, 1743. 

Israel, 5 (24) of Kingston, whom Sarah Bartlett, had 

(64) I. Ruth, 6 b. 11 Dec, 1703, d. Feb., 1703. 

(65) II. Bathsheba, 6 b. 8 November, 1703, m. Thomas Adams. 

(&) III. Benjamin, 6 b. 17 Oct., 1705, m. 1st. Zeresh Stetson, 2nd. Mary 

Clitman ; resided in Kingston. 
(£) I^« Abner, 6 b. 25 Dec, 1707, m. Susannah Porter, resided in Kingston. 
Geo) V. Joshua, 6 b. 23 June, 1710, m. Hannah, dau. of Elisha 5 (28) Brad- 
ford, and removed from Kingston to Maduncook, (now Free- 
dom) Me., where, on 27 May, 1756, both himself and wife were killed 
by a party of Indians, who at the same time carried their children to Can- 
ada, where they remained in captivity until Quebec was taken by Gen. 
"Wolfe. They then returned to Maduncook * 
($) VI. Ichabod, 6 b. 22 Sept., 1713, m. Mary Johnson, 25 Nov., 1743. 

She d. July, 1761 . 

(70) VII. Elisha, 6 b. 26 March, 1718 ; left no children. 
Ephraim, 5 (25) of Kingston, who m. Elizabth Bartlett, had 

(71) I. Deborah, 6 b. 21 June, 1712, d. 10 January, 1732; (72) II. Anna, 6 

b. 25 July, 1715 ; (73) III. Elizabeth, 6 b. 3 Nov., 1717. 

(74) IV. Ephraim, 6 b. 1 Jan., 1719. 

(75) V. Abigail, 6 b. 28 Feb., 1720; (76) VI. Susannah, 6 b. 3 May, 1721. 

(77) VII. Elijah, 6 b. 23 Jan., 1723. In Mr. Bradford's MS. I find he 

gives three other sons to this family, viz., Ezekiel, Simeon, 
b. 28 Aug., 1729, and Wait. These being received out of order, we desig- 
nate them in the series ([&). VIII. Ezekiel 6 ; (S b ) IX. Simeon 7 ; (/ 9 7 2 c ) X. 
Wait. 7 
Thomas 5 , (14) of Norwich, who m. Anna Fitch, had 

(78) I. Jerusha 6 , b. 23 Nov., 1682. 

(,g) III. James 6 , b. m. 1st. Edith ; 2nd. Susannah, d. 26 Mar., 1762. 
John 6 (30) who married Rebecca Bartlett, had 

(80) I. Robert 7 , b. 18 Oct., 1706, m. Sarah Stetson, 4 Nov., 1726. 

(81) II. Rebecca 7 , b. 14 Dec, 1710. 

Samuel 6 , (34) of Plympton, who m. Sarah Gray, had 

(82) I. John 7 , b. 8 Apr., 1717, m. Elizabeth Holmes. 

(83) II. Gideon 7 , b. 27 Oct., 1718, (1719?) m. Jane Paddock, d. 1793. 

(84) III. William 7 , b. 16 Dec, 1720, d. 15 Feb., 1725. 

(85) IV. Mary 7 , b. 16 Oct., 1722, m. Abiel Cook of Tiverton, R. I. . 

(86) V. Sarah 7 , b. 4 April, 1725, m. Ephraim Paddock, 15 Nov., 1742. 

(87) VI. William 7 , b. 4 Nov., 1728, m. Mary Le Baron. In 1751 he com- 

* We have looked with some care into all the printed accounts of Maine that we could 
think of, (but first of all into our MS. Chronicles of the Indians,) and can find no mention 
of any depredation answering to this by the Indians. It may be that there is some mis- 
take as to time or place. May it not have been at some place on the Kennebeck, in the 
" purchase of the Plymouth Company ? " In the deeds of and to that Company, we find 
Negumkike, Neguambeck, Neagwmkett, Nequambeck, (all the same,) but no Maduncook. See 
Extracts and Flans of the Brunswick Proprietors, 1753. 


50 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. f Jan. 

menced the practice of medicine in "Warren, R. I., and in April of the 
same year married. His wife was a lady of Bristol, in the same 
State, and he soon after removed to that town and took up the prac- 
tice of law. In this he succeeded well ; became Deputy Governor of 
R. I., and was a Senator in Congress from that State from 1793 to 
1797. He d. 6 July, 1808.* 
(88) VII. Mercy 7 , b. 12 April, 1731, d. 3 June, 1731. (89) VIII. Abi- 
gail 7 , b. 12 June, 1732, d. young.f 

(90) IX. Phebe 7 , b. 30 March, 1735, m. Shubael Norton, of Martha's 

(91) X. Samuel 7 , b. 13 April, 1740, m. Lydia Pease. 
William 6 , (36) who m. Hannah Foster, had, 

(92) I. James 7 , b. 2 July, 1717, m. Zeriah Thomas; posterity in Con- 

(93) II. Zadock 7 , b. 30 July, 1719. 

(94) III. Samuel 7 , b. 14 April, 1721, d. at Marshfield, 4 Feb., 1735. 

(95) IV. Elephalet 7 , b. 20 Jan., 1723, m. Hannah Prince, of Duxbury, 

(96) V. Hannah 7 , b. 29 Aug., 1724. 

(97) VI. William 7 , b. 25 Jan., 1727, d. 1728. (98) VII. Spaulding 7 . 
William 6 , (38) who m. Elizabeth Finney, had, 

(99) I. Elizabeth 7 , b. 10 Jan., 1714, d. 21 Jan., 1714. 

(100) II. Charles 7 , b. 4 Jan., 1716. 

(101) III. Sarah 7 , b. 15 Dec, 1718. 

(102) IV. Jerusha 7 , b. 20 Dec, 1722. 

(103) V. William 7 , b, 9 May, 1726, d. 23 July, 1726. 

(104) VI. Mercy 7 , b. 17 Jan., 1729. (105) VII. Elizabeth 7 , b. 15 Sept., 

Gershom 6 , (41) of Bristol, who m. Priscilla Wiswall, had, 

(105) I. Alexander 7 , who died, leaving one son and one daughter. 

(106) II. Daniel 7 , b. 1720, m. 1st. Mary Church ; 2nd. Susan Jarvis ; d. 

22 July, 1810. He settled in Bristol, and became the ancestor 
of a numerous posterity. His eldest child, Priscilla, b. 12 March, 1752, 
m. 15 Jan., 1775, Col. Sylvester Child of Warren, R. I., d. 9 Jan., 1832, 
se. 80. There were, by this marriage, three daughters, Mary R., who m. 
Christopher Child ; Priscilla Bradford, who m. Shubael P. Child ; and Abi- 
gail Miller, who m. John Fessenden, who has two children now living ; 
John M., of Jamaica Plains, Mass., and Guy M., of Warren, R. I.. [The 
author of this memoir.] 

(107) III. Noah 7 , m. Hannah Clarke. 

(108) IV. Job 7 , m. Elizabeth Parkman, d. 1789. He was b. in Kingston, 

and settled in Boston, where his descendants are numerous. 
The present Wm. B. Bradford, Esq., to whom this genealogy is much in- 
debted, is his grandson. 

[To be continued.] 

* There is an interesting memoir of Hon. Wm. Bradford in Thacher's Med. Biography ; 
also in Lord's edition of Lempriere's Biog'l. Dictionary. 

t This is according to Bradford, but Mr. Fessenden says she m. Caleb Stetson. I have 
looked into Mr. Barry's Genealogy of the Stetson Family, where, though I find a Caleb or 
two, the author does not make them marry anybody. Thus we grope about in the dark. 

X In Mr. Bradford's Mss., he gives only the three last of the above children to William 
and Elizabeth ; and Mr. Fessenden gives only the first four. They may both be correct 
together, or may not. 

1850.] Abstracts of the Uarliest Wills. 51 


[Continued from page 268, Vol. 3.] 

Israel Stoughton. 

17th of July, 1644. [London.] 

Being now likely to run some pt. of the hazard of warre. For my out- 
ward estate — those [affairs] in ould England as they stood the day of the 
date of these pntes, and for those in New England, they are manifest by 
what I left there at last ptng. Debts in England & what goods also I shall 
leave here vndisposed of. As for those in New England, they are by 
bookes left there, best discovered, & both are ptly discovered by my Al- 
phabeticall booke here in England, though I doubt in some points, imper- 
fectly, through hast. 

To Deere & worthily honored wife the entire pfitt of all my land vppon 
Dorchester neck (being about 50 acres all in tilth) during life ; & further- 
more a third of the clear pfitts raised or raisable of all my other lands or 
mills, w th the buildings & p r snt stock — during life & single estate ; also 
one third of all my moovable goods ; free habitation & vse (w th the children) 
of house in Dorchester towne, w th the garden, orchard & yard roome, being 
about two acres of land. Lastly, my wearing ring, all my plate, best downe 
bed, & her tapestry, coverlett, with all the best furniture thereto belonging ; 
stooles, chaires, curteines, cupboards, Andyrons, &c. And one fFetherbed 

more & only begg of her not to weep for mee, as one of those w th out 

hope. If I now dye, what love shee owed vnto mee, that it may be be- 
stowed (after mee) vppon o r poore deare children for my sake. 

For my children, I will them to the government & ordering power of 
my s d Deere wife, during their minority. Eldest sonne Israel a double 
portion, unlesse he prove himselfe unworthily ; in such case, his double por- 
tion to goe to William ; if William prove himself unworthily, then the 
same to be given to the next sonne, John. Or if yet there be another, 
him to be judged of as aboue ; provided if the difference in matter of grace 
and vertue appeare not very euident, or the eldest his vice not very eui- 
dent, then let the double portion remaine his absolute due. 

And for the way of accounting the Double portion, I will it thus. In 
case my number be seven (as I hope) Israel is to have two pts of the 
seaven ; then the remaining live pts to be cast againe into seaven pts, if I 
had seven children all, or six parts if six all, or fiue pts if fiue all, and one 
pt of the s d seven, six or fiue to be equally distributed amongst my other 
sonns. Remainder of estate to be equally divided by even portions to the 
sonnes & Daughters alike. [Provisions of contingencies and consequent 
subdivisions omitted.] 

Moreover to sonne Israel one fourth part of [my] smale Library, & vnto 
John another fourth pt, & vnto W m the other halfe, for his incouragm* to 
apply himself to studies, especially to the holy Scriptures ; vnto w ch they 
are mostly helpful ; if either of these dye before age, & if now unknowne 
I haue another sonne, if one that had a fourth pt dye, let the fourth sonne 
take his pte ; or if no fourth sonne, let the student take the dead sonnes 
pte. Provided also, concerning the Bookes, that my wife retaine to her vse 
during life what she pleaseth, & that my daughters chose each of them one 
for theire owne, that all may haue something they may call theire ffathers. 
Vnto Harvard College, two hundred Acres of land, out of my purchased 

52 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [Jan. 

lands on the northeast side of Naponsett, about Mother Brooke,* that is on 
the vtmost bounds of my ffarme next to Dorchester towne. To some meadow 
& some vpland about mother Brooks may in time be something worth to- 
wards the advance of learning : & one hundred acres more, I giue to the 
same vse out of my dues on the blew hills side, provided the towne will 
allow it to be laid in due opposition to those former two hundred, that the 
riuer only may part them ; to remain to the College vse forever. 

Wife & sonne Israel joint Executo rs , John Winthrop Sen r , Mr. Thomas 
Dudley, Sen r , Mr. Richard Bellingham, Mr. Richard Saltonstall & Mr. 
Increase Nowell, & also my deere brother Mr. W m Knight, Mr. Thomas 
Stoughtoii, Mr. Thomas Clarke, Mr. David Yale overseers this seven- 
teenth of July, 1644, in London. 

Israel Stoughton. 

Concerning my deere mother « — not to be abridged of her twenty pounds 
pr ann during her life, in regard of the cattle I had of hers, though they 
proved of little worth to me. Also, to dwell in the house with my wife, 
during her pleasure, and any other comfortable accommodation my estate 
may reach vnto. If God take my wife before mee, or before this will be 
settled, or the estate of things altered by my wife, then I in her steed 
doe ordaine my deere brother Mr. Tho : Clarke, & my loveing frends Mr. 
Thomas Jones of Dorchester, & Mr. Edward Johnson of Roxbury as over- 
seers in speciall — & to haue twenty pounds each, & my brother Clarke to 
have over & aboue that, as much as his services meritt, being judged of by 
the gentlemen before mentioned. The same day and time aforenamed. 

Israel $TOUGHTON.f 

Christopher Stanley. 

19 (12) 1649. 

I Christopher Stanley of Boston being now sick. — Vnto Richard 
Benit three Acres of land adjoyning my orchard, w th half a house neere 
John Gallop's point. The other half to George Benet. To Sarah Cotton, 
dau. of Mr. John Cotton fyve pounds. To Mary Wilson, the dau. of Mr. 
John Wilson fyve pounds. To the Church of Christ here at Boston foure 
pounds. For the maintenance of the free schoole at Boston, a pcell of land 
lying neere to the water side, & fovre rodds in length backward. To each 
of o[ teaching & ruling Elders of Boston, & to their wives a paire of gloves 
of fyve shillings rrice. All the rest of my estate, viz*, my now dwelling 

* " Motherbrook is a stream flowing spontaneously from Charles River in Dedham, 
though its channel has been enlarged by cutting. It crosses the S. W. corner of the town, 
and falls into Neponset." — Harris' Hist. Dorchester. 

t He settled in Dorchester, freeman, 1633, representative from 1634 to 1636, mem. ar. 
co. 1637, its captain 1642, assistant 1637 to 1644. Returning to England, was a Lieut. 
Col. under Rainsborough, and died, in the time of the civil wars, at Lincoln, Eng. 


He seems to have been actively employed while in New England. In the Pequot War 
he was a Captain, and there are extant letters which he wrote while upon that service. 
Vide Book of the Indians, Book II. 107, and Winthrop 's Journal, Savage's Edition. 

Gov. William Stoughton was son of the testator, H. C. 1650. He went to England 
and had a fellowship at New College, Oxford, was a preacher in Sussex, ejected after the 
restoration, returned to N. England, became an assistant in the government of Ms. 1671, 
in which he was continued till 1686 ; agent for the Colony in Eng., 1677, one of Sir E. 
Andros' Council 1687, counsellor under the new Charter, 1692, Chief Justice, Lieut. Gov 
nine years, 1692 to 1701, Commander in Chief 1694 to 1699. Died unmarried, at Dor 
Chester, 7 July, 1701, a: 70.— / bid. 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 53 

house out houses & garden, my house & and land lying towards Charls- 
towne, land about twelve acres, w th all the rest of my estate vnto my wife 
Susan, sole executrix. 27th day of the 1 st month, 1646. 
In presence of 

Tho : Savage Deposed by Th. Savage & Tho. Marshall, 

Thomas Marshall. the 19 (11) 1649, before the Court in ppet- 

uam rei memoriam, & to be recorded. 

Iner. Newell Sec : 
The Inventory of the estate of Christopher Stanley amounted to £349. 
16s. He deceased about the 27 th 1 st mo. 1646. 

Jacob Elliott. 
28 2 m°. 1651. 

The last will of Jacob Elliott this 28 of the 2 m°: 1651. To sonne 
Jacob Elliot the howse & backside adjoyning to Edward Rainsford w th the 
vse of half the barne with all the land at Muddy Riuer, except the tenn 
acres purchased of Jonathan Negoos, & this to haue at his day of marriage, 
& during the time of his single estate to Hue with his mother. To daugh- 
ter Hanna Eliot the howse that was John Cranivetts with all the back- 
side beloing to it, if she shall marry before her mother's death — all the 
rest of my estate to wife during life or widowhood — then to go to my 
children — to son Jacob a double portion — daughters to receive their por- 
tions at the day of marriage or at eighteen. W m . Colbron & James Penn 
overseers. Jacob Eleott. 

20: 9: 1651. Mr. W. m Colbron & Mr. James Penn deposed before 
the County Court, that this was the last will & testament of Jacob El- 
iott deceased, which the Court approved of. Edward Raivson Recorder. 
Recorded this 21 : 9 : 1651. p Edward Rawson, Recorder.* 

Inuentory £579. 2s. 8d. Margery Elleott wife to Jacob Elleott dec d , de- 
posed, 29 : 11 m°: 51, that this was & is a treue Inuentory of her late hus- 

Ralph Hudson. 
24th 7th mo. 1638. 
To the treasury of the Church of Boston, forty pounds — to John Hud- 
son, my brother, forty pounds at the age of 24 years, — to my man Benja- 
min Thwing, tenn pounds at the end of his time, — to my majde Judith 
Keielce^ five pounds — to dau. Hannah Hudson, one hundred pounds at 
the age of 21 yeeres, — to wife Mary my new builded howse in Boston, 
with the yard lying vnder it, also my new taken in garden and my great 
lott of 46 acres at Pullen Point, wife sole executrix. 

witnesses P mee Ralph Hudson. 

Thomas Oliver 
Thomas Leverett 
James Penne 

Proved, 20 : 9 : 1659 by the testimony of Mr. James Penne & Mr. 
Thomas Oliuer. 

Edward Raivson. 

* This is the first will recorded by the new " Recorder," it being in his regular well 
known (to the searchers of our records) hand. It commences on the 58th page of the 
first volume of that old venerable book of wills of the Suffolk registry. There are in the 
volume 542 pages, foolscap, and we hope to be enabled to continue our labors through it. 

t The MSS. is hardly to be made anything else of than the reading we give it, and yet, 
we are led to think it should be "Kerbe." 

54 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [Jan. 

Mart Hudson. 
26: 7: 1651. 

of Boston, widdow being very sicke, make my last will and testament 
To Hudson Leverett, my grandchild, my howse & land adjoyning to it, 
which Mr. Edward Ting dwells in, & which joynes to Mr. Richard Parker, 
as also my land at Pullen Pointe, with a garden in possession of Robert 
Walker, — to Hannah Leuerett, my grandchild, my two howses now in 
the occupation of Nathaniell Duncan & Mr. John Tincker bounded by 
Mr. webb on the east & Capt. Robert Keajnes on the west, — to my sonne 
Capt. John Leueret, forty pounds, & to his wife forty pounds, & to his dau. 
Elizabeth, forty pounds, — to Reverend friend & teacher, Mr. John Cotton, 
tenn pounds — to my Honoured ffreind & pastor, Mr. John Wilson, eight 
pounds, — to Mr. Thomas Olliuer, six pounds, — to my sister, Mrs. Ann 
Leuerett, sixe pounds, — to Mr. Isacke Addington, sixe pounds, — to Ben- 
jamin Thiving, sixe pounds, — to the vse of the school in Boston, tenn 
pounds, — my meaning is that the six score pounds I haue given to my sonne 
Leuerett, his wife & daughter, Shall be out of that sixteene pounds I lent 
him at his first trading, when he married my daughter, — the rest of my 
estate, in plate howsehold goods, &c. not herein mentioned, to my grand- 
children, Hudson $f Hannah Leuerett, equally, whom I make executors. 
If both grandchildren dye, their portions to goe to my brother Peacocks 
two sonnes Thomas & William, which he had by my sister, — to Mr. 
Richard Bellingham, the some of sixe pounds. 


William Colbron, 
James Penne. 

Proved 20 : 9 : 1651, by the same witnesses. The Court approved it 
excepting a howse & land giuen herein contrary to hir husbands will, 
prooved the same time as this was : Edward Rawson, Rec r . And being the 
children of Capt. John Leuerett are vnder age, and not yet capable of 
choosing their oune Guardian, nor to be executors, the Court appoints Capt. 
John Leuerett their father their Guardian, & impoures him to Act in right 
of his two Children. 3 December, 1651. Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

The Inuentory of the estate of Mary Hudson wyddow was taken by 
W m Colbron, James Penn, Antho : Stoddard, Capt. John Leuerett. Ed- 
ward Rawson, Rec r . Boston, 20: 1 mo. 1651. 

Robert Wing. 
21: 9: 1651. 

Thomas Walker of Boston, & Elizabeth Baker wife to Alexander Ba- 
ker of Boston, Depose that Robert Wing late of Boston, being on his 
death bed, sent for them, & said, in their presence, he would leave all he 
had into his wives hands praying her to be good to his children : this being 
three dajes before he djed, & that was his last will & testament. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

Itt is ordered that Johanna Wing, wife to Robert Wing, deceased, shall 
be Responsable to the fower children she had by him. 3 : 10 : 1651. 

E. R. Rec r . 

Inuentory of his estate £124. Is. Gd. 

[To be continued.] 


Records of Boston. 



[Copied for the Antiquarian Journal by Mr. David Pulsifer, member of the N. E. H. 

Geneal. Society.] 

[Cambridge. — Continued from page 248, Vol. III.] 

Nathan the sonne of Christopher & Margaret Caine borne Caine. 

5° (6°) 1642. 

Mary the daughter of Richard Champne & Jone his wife Champne. 
was borne (8°) 1635. 

Samuel the sonne of Richard Champne & Jone his wife 
was borne (7°) 1635. 

Sarai the daught r of Richard Champne & Jone his wife 
was borne (3°) 1638. 

Mary the daught r of Richard Champne & Jone his wife 
was borne (9°) 1639. 

John the sonne of Richard & Jone Champney was borne 
28° (3°) 1641. 

Thomas the sonne of Jonah Clarke & Sarah his wife was Clark. 

borne 2° (10°) 1642. 

Martha the daughter of Edward Collens & Martha his Collens. 

wife was borne (7°) 1639. 

Nathanael the sonne of Edward Collens & Martha his wife 
was borne 7° (1°) 1642. 

Elisabeth daughter of Georg Cooke & Anne Cooke was Cooke. 

borne 27° (1°) 1640 & dyed (6°) 1640. 

Thomas the sonne of Georg Cooke & Anne his wife was 
borne 19° (4°) 1642 & dyed 18° (6°) 1642. 

Joseph the sonne of Joseph Cooke & Elisabeth his wife Cooke. 

was borne 27° (10°) 1643. 

Annah the daughter of John Cooper & Anna his wife was Cooper. 

borne 16° (9°) 1643. 

Symon the sonne of Symon Crosby & Annah his wife was Crosbie. 

borne (6°) 1637. 

Joseph the sonne of Symon Crosby & Annah his wife was 
borne (12°) 1638. 

Symon Crosby dyed 1639. (7°. month). 

Nicolas Danford dyed (2°) 1638. Danford. 

Mary the daught 1 of Robt & Elisabeth Daniel was borne Daniel. 

the 2° (7°) 1642. 

Elisabeth the wife of Robt Daniel dyed 2° (8°) 1643. 

Steven Day dyed 1° (10°) 1639. Day. 

Elisabeth the wife of m r Henry Dunster dyed 23° (6°) Dunster. 


Elizabeth the daughter of Samuel Eldred & Elisabeth his Eldred. 

wife was borne 26°. 8°. 1642. 

Sarah the daughter of John ffrench & Jone his wife was ffrench. 

borne (8°) 1637. 

Joseph the sonne of John ffrench & Jone his wife was 
borne 4° (2°) 1640. 

Nathanael the sonne of John ffrench & and Jone his wife 
was borne 7°. 4°. 1643. 

Sarah the daughter of W m ffrench & Elisabeth his wife ffrench. 

was borne (1°) 1638. 


Records of Boston. 







Jacob the sonne of William ffrench & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 16° (11°) 1639. 

Hannah the daught r of AVill m ffrench & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 2° (12°) 1641, & dyed 20° (4°) 1642. 

Katherine the wife of James ffryers dyed 28° (5°) 1640. ffriers. 

Thomas the sonne of Edmund ffrost & Tomasin his wife ffrost. 

was borne (1°) 1637. 

Samuel the sonne of Edmund ffrost & Tomasin his wife 
was borne (12°) 1638. 

Joseph the sonne of Edmund ffrost & Tomasin his wife 
was borne 13° (11°) 1639. 

James the sonne of Edmund ffrost & Tomasin his wife 
was borne 9° (2°) 1643. 

Sarah the daughter of John ffurnell & Mary his wife was 
borne (6°) 1638. 

Edmund Gale Dyed 29° (5°) 1642. 

Mary the daught r of John Gibson & Rebecca his wife was 
borne (1°) 1637. 

Martha the daughter of John Gibson & Rebecca his wife 
was borne (2°) 1639. 

Nathanael the sonne of Edmund Goffe and Joyce his wife 
was borne (12°) 1637. 

Joyce .the wife of Edmund Goffe dyed (9°) 1638. 

Deborah the daughter of Edmund Goffe & Margaret his 
wife was borne 15° (10°) 1639. 

Hannah the daughter of Edmund Goffe & Margaret his 
wife was borne 23° (1°) 1643. 

Jacob Gould the sonne of Thomas Gould & Mary his wife Gould. 

was borne 16° (7°) 1643. 

John the sonne of Perceiveall Greene & Ellen his wife Greene. 

was borne (4°) 1636. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Perceveall Greene & Ellen his 
wife was borne (2) 1639. 

Perceiveall Greene Dyed 25° (10°) 1639. 

Henry Griffith dyed 12° (9°) 1639. Griffith. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Samuel Greene & Jane his Greene. 

wife was borne 16° (2°) 1640. 

Sarah the daughter of Samuel Greene & Jane his wife 
was borne 7° (8°) 1642. 

Mary the daughter of ffrancis Grisell & Mary his wife Grisell. 

was borne 28° (8°) 1639. 

Hannah the daughter of ffrancis Grisell & Mary his wife 
was borne 3° (12°) 1642 & dyed (2) 1643. 

Mary the daughter of Nathanael & Jone Hancock was Hancock, 

borne (9°) 1634. 

Sarah the daughter of Nathaniel & Jone Hancock 
borne (1°) 1636. 

Nathaniel the sonne of Nathaniel & Jone Hancock 
borne 18° (10°) 1639. 

John the sonne of Nathaniel & Jone Hancock was borne 
8° (-°) 164- and dyed 2° (2°) 1643. 

[To be Conitnued.] 


Early Records of Weymouth. 



[Copied by Mr. Cyrus Orcdtt, for the N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register.] 
[Continued from page 270, Vol. III.] 

The records for 1676, 1677, and 1678 are very imperfect, or almost 
wholly lost. On account of the disturbance with the Indians, It seems that 
many of the inhabitants left the town for the time being, but returned again 
in the course of a few years. 

Sergeant Pratt was killed by the Indians, April 19th, 1676. 

Those Births which follow were taken out of another old Town Book, 
in folio, which is so much of it gone that it makes these Records appear as 
they do, (viz.) without any names of persons for several years together. 

Susanna Daughter of John & Elizabeth Kingman, 
Mary Bicknell Daughter of John & Mary Bicknell 

His Wife 
Susanna Daughter of John & Elizabeth Kingman 
Anna of Timothy & Naomy Yeales 
Ruth Daughter of Jonathan & Ruth Torrey 
John son of Nathaniel & Experience Smith 
Elizabeth of James & Jane Lovell 
John Son to Porter & Alice Holbrook 
John son of Joseph & Sarah Pittee 
Mary of Hezekiah & Mary King 
Sarah of Samuel & Mary Humphrey 
John son of Ephraim & Joanna Hunt 
John son of John & Hannah Shaw 
Susanna of John & Elizabeth Pool 
Abia Daughter of Benjamin Ludden 
John son of Thomas & Sarah Reed 
Susanna of Edward & Elizabeth Bate 
John son of John & Sarah Richards 
Abigail of Jacob & Susanna Laneson 
Joseph son of Isaac & Elishama Pool 
James son of Joseph & Susanna Richards 
John son of William & Esther Reed 

son of Benjamin & Unis Ludden 
Thomas son of William & Rebecca Manly 

& Hannah his wife 
Mary of Micajah & Susanna Torrey 
Samuel son of Thomas & Sarah Reed 
Abigail Daughter of Samuel King 
Philip son of William & Deborah Torrey 
Hannah of Ebenezer & Hannah White 
Samuel son of Philip Reed 
Samuel son of Samuel & Mary Humphrey 
Edward son of Increase Bate 
Tnomas son of Jacob & Abigail Nash 
Mary Daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth Pool 
Samuel son of Ephraim & Joanna Hunt 
Ann Daughter of Jonathan & Ruth Torrey 
William son of Joseph & Sarah Pittey 

March, 1677 


Mar 1678 


Mar 15 1678 


April 12 1679 


May 7 1679 


Aug 17 1679 


Aug 26 1679 


Sept 22 1679 


Sept 24 1679 


Nov 7 1679 


Oct 10 1679 


Oct 27 1679 


Dec 11 1679 


Dec 16 1679 


Dec 17 1679 


Dec 22 1679 


Dec 30 1679 


Feb 6 1679 


Feb 20 1679 


Nov 11 1680 


May 25 1680 


Sept 28 1680 


Oct 21 1680 


Mar 13 1680 


July 11 1680 


Mar 30 1680 


Mar 22 1681 


April 12 1681 


April 20 1681 


May 2 1681 


May 12 1681 


Sept 29 1681 


Dec 23 1681 


Jan 31 1681 


Jan 11 1681 


Jan 20 1681 


Feb 8 1681 


Mar 3 1682 


Mar 17 1682 

58 Early Records of Weymouth. [Jan. 

Margaret of John & Mary Vining 

of John Bicknell 

of William Reed 
Hannah of Joseph & Hannah Diar 
Benjamin of Joseph <fc Elizabeth Pool 
Abigail Daughter of Ebenezer & Hannah White 
Edward son of Edward & Elizabeth Bate 
Ann daughter of Matthew & Sarah Pratt 
Hannah Daughter of James Howard 
Deborah of Thomas & Hannah Randall 
Thankful of William & Elizabeth Pratt 
Margret of John& Mary Arnol 
Mary Daughter of Abiah & Mary Whitman 
Susanna of Jacob & Susanna Laneson 
Joanna of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 
Ebenezer of Ebenezer & Christian Whitmarsh 
John son of Samuel & Mary Humphrey 
Hanna of Joseph & Hannah Dyar 
Benjamin of James & Ruth Richards 
William son of William & Abigail Tirrell 
Jonathan of Jonathan & Ruth Torrey 
Jane Daughter of Jonas & Mary Humphrey 
Elizabeth of Samuel & Lidda Holbrook 
Deborah of Joseph & Sarah Richard 
Joseph of James & Jane Lovell 
Benjamin of John & Mary Vining 
Sarah Daughter of James & Mary Smith 
Mary of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 
Abraham of John & Hannah Shaw 
Benjamin of Ebenezer & Hannah White 
Ruth Daughter of Thomas & Sarah Reed 
Nathaniel of William & Rebecca Manly 
Ebenezer of John & Sarah Vinson 
Susanna of Matthew & Sarah Pratt 
William of John & Sarah Richards 
Richard of Ebenezer & Christian Whitmarsh 
Elizabeth of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Humphrey 
Prudence of Philip & Abigail Reed 
Samuel son of Samuel & Mary Pittey 
Zachary son of Abiah & Mary Whitman 
Alice of Jacob & Abigail Nash 
Benjamin of Jacob & Abigail Nash 
Benani son of Peregrin & Susanna White 
John of Edward & Elizabeth Bate 
Ebenezer of Increase & Mary Bate 
Benjamin of Joseph & Sarah Richards 
Joanna of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 
Samuel of Hezekiah & Mary King 
Joseph son of Joseph & Hannah Dyar 
William son of William & Susanna Adams 
Josiah son of William & Deborah Torrey 
Samuel son of John & Mary Pratt 
Sarah of John & Abigail Blancher 
Samuel son of Remember & Mary Briggs 



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1850.] Early Records of Weymouth. 59 

James son of William & Mary Pittee 

Samuel son of William & Abigail Tirrell 

Mary of Samuel & Lydia Holbrook 

Josiah son of Samuel & Mary Humphrey 

John son of John & Naomi Vining 

William son of Thomas & Sarah Reed 

Mary of William & Mary Hunt 

Rebecca of William & Sarah Manly 

Mehetable of Corneilus & Margery Holbrook 

Hannah of Nathaniel & Experience Smith 

Alice Daughter of Nicholas & Deborah Shaw 

Hannah of John & Hannah Shaw 

John son of Thomas & Hannah Bayley 

Benjamin of Joseph &. Sarah Pittee 

Hezekiah of Andrew & Abiah Ford 

Sarah Daughter of William & Sarah Drake 

Ephraim son John & Sarah Richards 

Experience of Ebenezer & Hannah White 

John son of William & Esther Reed 

Ruth of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Humphrey 

Jane of Joseph & Elishama Drake 

Elizabeth of John & Judith Shaw 

Amy of Joshua & Amy Philips 

Hannah of John & Johanna Pool 

Susanna of Micajah & Susanna Torrey 

Thomas of Thomas & Elizabeth Swift 
John son of John & Ruth Hunt 

Samuel son of Micajah & Susanna Torrey 
Samuel son of Samuel & Lydia Holbrook 
Lidda of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 
Ebenezer of Ebenezer & Christian Whitmarsh 
Mary Daughter of Jonas & Mary Humphrey 
Margret of Joseph & Elizabeth Pool 
Ebenezer of Thomas & Hannah Bolter 
Edward son of Edward & Ruth Darbey 
Sarah of Jacob & Abigail Nash 
Elinor of Abiah & Mary Whitman 
Prudence of John & Sarah Drake 
Elizabeth of Ebenezer & Hannah White 
John son of John & Sarah Bicknell 
Joanna of John & Joanna Pool 
Benjamin of Joseph & Hannah Dyar 
John son of John & Hannah Shaw 
Mary of Joseph & Sarah Richards 
Grace of John & Sarah Richards 
Susanna of Samuel & Annah White 
Abigail of William &, Sarah Drake 
Nehemiah of Timothy & Naomi Yeales 
Joshua of Joshua & Amey Philips 
James son of Samuel & Mary Humphrey 
Lidda of Ephraim & Lidda Burrill 
Samuel son of Edward & Ruth Darby 
Elizabeth of John & Elizabeth Gurney 
Abizer son of Ichabod & Sarah Holbrook 



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60 Early Records of Weymouth. [Jan. 

Nicholas son of Nicholas & Deborah Shaw 
Gedion son of Gedion & Hannah Tirrell 
Mary of Remember & Mary Briggs 
Mary of John & Abigail Blancher 
Abigail of William & Abigail Tirrell 
Ebenezer of Joseph & Sarah Pittee 
Elizabeth of John & Mercy Burrell 
Daniel son of John & Ruth Hunt 
James son of Benjamin & Unice Ludden 
Hannah of Thomas & Sarah Reed 
Ruth Daughter of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 
Sara Daughter of Ezra & Bathsheba Whitmarsh 
Sarah of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Humphrey 
Peter son of Ephraim & Joanna Hunt 
Mary Daughter of John & Naomi Vining 
Abiah son of Abiah & Mary Whitman 
Mary of Joseph & Hannah Dyar 
John son Samuel & Lidda Holbrook 
Mary Daughter of Ephraim & Lidda Burrell 
Abigail of Joseph & Mary Pool 
Thomas son of William & Mary Slack 
Stephen son of Philip & Abigail Reed 
Mary of Samuel & Ann White 
David son of Ichabod & Sarah Holbrook 
Mary of Gedion & Hannah Tirrell 
Joshua son of Jonathan & Ruth Torrey 
Mary of Nicholas & Mary Philips 
Zechariah son of John & Bicknell 

Joseph son of Joseph & Judith Shaw 
Sarah Daughter of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 
James son of William & Sarah Drake 
Ruth of Ebenezer & Christian Whitmarsh 
Mary Daughter of John & Hannah Shaw 
Nathaniel of Joseph & Sarah Pittee 
Samuel son of Edmund & Mary Jackson 
Samuel son of Ephraim & Lidda Burrell 
John son of Micah Pratt 
John son of John & Abigail Blancher 
John son of John & Mary Halice 
Jacob son of William & Esther Reed 
Lydia of John & Sarah Richards 
Hannah of Samuel & Hannah Whitmarsh 
Mary of Samuel & Mary Humphrey 
John son of John & Elizabeth Phillips 
William son of Ephraim & Joanna Hunt 
Joshua son of Nicholas & Deborah Shaw 
John son of John & Mercy Pratt 
Rebecca Daughter of Tirrell his wife 
James son of Samuel & Mary Pittee 
Thomas son of John & Mercy Burrill, 
John son of Joseph & Hannah Dyar 
Hannah of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Humphrey 
Mary Daughter of Nicholas & Mary Phillips 

[To be continued.] 


May 7 1689 
June 18 1689 


July 24 1689 
Aug 1 1689 


Aug 22 1689 


Sept 9 1689 
Sept 25 1689 
Nov 17 1689 


Nov 9 1689 


Sept 25 1689 
Nov 20 1689 


Nov 9 1689 


Jan 28 1690 


Mar 8 1690 


Mar 25 1690 


Nov 31 1690 



April 12 1690 

April 29 1690 

May 23 1690 

June 30 1690 


July 5 1690 
Oct 15 1690 


Sept 12 1690 

Sept 1690 

Oct 4 1690 


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Nov 29 1690 


Oct 28 1691 


Jan 11 1691 


Feb 11 1691 


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June 14 1691 



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Oct 7 1691 


Oct 4 1691 


Oct 14 1691 


Nov 26 1661 


Nov 6 1691 


Nov 8 1691 


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Feb 1 1692 


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April 1 1692 
Mar 26 1692 



April 9 1692 
July 6 1692 
Aug 24 1692 


Passengers for Virginia. 



[Communicated for the Register, by H. G. Somerby, Esq.. D^=" The following list hav- 
ing been mislaid, appears here out of its order.] 

6 th July 1635. In the Paule of London Leonard Betts M r bound to Vir- 
ginia pr. certificate from the Minister of Gravesend of their Conformitie to 
the Church of England. 

Adrian Ford 


Nicholas Clarke 


W m East 


Samuell Symonds 


Robert Caplin 


Jo : Gill 


Edward Wade 


Matthew Bennet 


Tho : Greene 


Will m Hind 


Jo : Jones 


Margaret Hinde 


Tho : Barefoote 


Augustin Harwood 


Robert Taylor 


Katherin Wilson 


Jo : Richardson 


2 ( Robert Wilson 


Richard Hughes 


Childr. 1 Richard Wilson 


Robert Markcom 


Leonard Wood 


Peter Price 


W m Postell 


John Davies 


Charles Ford 


Nicholas Parker 


John Scott 


John Gill 


Thomas Flesney 


Jo : Aynis 


John Heron 


Aron Everett 


Tho: Baker 


Launcelott Limrick 


Will m Hughes 


W m Strange 


Jo: Coxshedd 


W m Palmer 


Peter Pryer 


Phillip Bagley 


Benjamin Hooke 


Cyprian Warner 


Jo : Gibbs 


Henry Dudman 


Geo : Dawe 


Tho : Hitchcock 


Hugh Beacon 


Giles Collins 


Jo : Bishopp 


Jo : Machem 


Samuell Davies 


Robert Wile 


John Thompkins 



Silvester Thatcher 


Ant Potts 


Grace Alderman 


Mark White 


Mary Husband 


W m Hickey 


Alice Fuller 


Francis Searle 


Elizabeth Ra 



Will m Riddell 


Elizabeth Co 



Jo Potter 


Dorothie Brt 



William Capel! 


Grace Jones 


Jo : Myntee 


Sybill Courti 



W m Harefinch 


Joan Bowder 



Symon Simes 


Annis Sceden 


Anthony Day 


Joan Colchester 


Richard Eggleston 


Elizabeth Stacie 


Jo : Courtney 


Dorothy Day 


Robert Underwood 


Ann Emmerton 


W m Quynie 


Martha Holl 



62 From Grreemvich, Ct., Town Records. [Jan. 


[Communicated by Mr. Horatio N. Otis, of New York.] 

The records previous to the first date here given, are very much torn and 
defaced ; but all after, are in a good state of preservation. The following 
is the " List of the names for the year 1672, with the drafts of the Land on 
the Eastern Division in Greenwich : " 

Joseph Mead Jeames Ferris Walter Butler 

W! u Hubbert Angell Heusted Joseph Finch 

W n ! Ratleft John Mead Thomas Close 

Ephraim Palmer Jonathan Renalds John Palmer 

Stephen Sherwood John Husten Daniel Smith 

Joseph Ferris John Hobby Joshua Knap 

Jonathan Lockwood W™ Rundle John Bowers 

John Renalds Samuel Jenkins Jeremiah Peck 

Gersham Lockwood John Marshall Samuel Peck 

The following are the proceedings of the Town Meeting 17 Oct., 1774. 

" This Meeting taking into their serious consideration the alarming state 
of American Liberty do unanimously approve of and adopt as the senti- 
ments of the Inhabitants of this Town the Resolves of the Honb 1 ® House 
of Representatives of this Colony passed in their sessions at Hartford in 
May last. 

And whereas certain acts of the British Parliament have appeared since 
the above resolves were entered into ; Particularly an Act for altering y e 
Government of Mass. Bay and another for Establishing the Roman Catho- 
lic religion in Canada &c. 

Resolved by this meeting that those acts are repugnant to the true prin- 
ciples of the English Constitution and in a High Degreee dangerous to the 
civil and Religious Liberty of both British and American Protestant sub- 
jects — And that notwithstanding the Torrent of false and malicious asper- 
sions poured forth by designing men, we believe and declare the Contrivers 
and Devisors of these and all such unconstitutional acts, their dupes and 
emmissaries, to be the only enemies to our Gracious Sovereign and the 
Illustrious House of Hanover that we know of in his Majesty's Dominions. 

"Resolved that this meeting highly approve of the Honbl? Congress of 
Delegates from the several American Colonies and will acquiesce in, and 
abide by their final determinations. 

" Resolved that as the Province of Mass. Bay, especially the town of 
Boston is now suffering under the Iron Pland of de>potic Power and minis- 
terial Influene, it is the indispensable duty of this towm in imitation of the 
noble examples set by most of the Colony's, as well as by the Towns in 
this Colony to contribute to the relief of the oppressed and suffering Poor 

in said town of Boston, and that Messrs. David Bush, John Mackay, 

Benjamin Mead Jr., James Ferris, Nathaniel Mead Jr., Joseph Hobby Jr., 
and Daniel Merrick, be a Committee to receive and keep an account of all 
donations that shall be given by the inhabitants of this Town, and transmit 
the same to the select men of the town of Boston to be by them appropri- 
ated to the purpose aforesaid. 

The Town Clerk about this period was Jesse Parsons. 

" Jesse Parsons and Sarah Close, dau. of Thomas Close, m. 25 Oct, 
1 7r>. r >." They had ; — Theodocius, b. 29 June, 1G5G, Jesse, b. 12 Sept., 
1758, Tryphena, b. 23 April, 1761, Phebe, b. 22 June, 1763, d. 1835, Han- 
nah, b. 23 Oct., 1765, Eliphaz, b. 6 April, 1768, Parmenas, b. 12 May, 1771. 

The name disappears from the Records. 


The Hoive Family. 



[We prepared the annexed engraving with the purpose of publishing an 
ancient document, showing the origin of the Howe family in England, but 
are obliged to defer this portion for a future number.] 

John How, Richard Newton, and others, 
" of the inhabitants of Sudbury, in May, 
1656, petitioned the General Court for a 
grant of land, for ' that, whereas, your pe- 
titioners have lived divers years in Sud- 
bury, and God hath pleased to increase our 
children, which are now, divers of them, 
grown to man's estate, and wee, many of us, 
grown into yeares, so as that wee should be 
glad to see them settled before the Lord 
take us away from hence.' " etc. . On " the 
14th May, they received a grant of six 
miles square, westward about eight miles 
from Sudbury," with conditions of settle- 
ment " so as an able ministry may bee 
there maintained." The plantation was 
called Whipperppenicke, until its incor- 
poration in 1660, under the name of Marl- 
borough. On the 26th of November, in 
that year, John Howe, jr., Abraham How, 
and Samuel Howe had house lots assigned 
to them. 

Mr. How went to Marlborough, built a cabin a little to the east of the 
Indian planting field, where his descendants lived for many generations. 
By his prudence and kindness, he gained the good will and confidence of 
his savage neighbors, who accordingly made him the umpire in all their 

The following is related as one of the verdicts of this second Solomon. 

Two Indians, whose corn-fields were contiguous, disputed about the pos- 
session of a pumpkin, which grew on a vine that, had transgressed the limits 
of the field in which it was planted. The vine was planted in one field, the 
pumpkin grew in the other. The dispute grew warm. — Mr. How, after a 
patient hearing of both parties, divided the pumpkin into two equal parts, 
giving half to each. Both parties extolled the equity of the judge and ac- 
quiesced in the decision. 

The following letter gives us a sight of the old man drawn by himself. 

Hon rd S n , — My humble suit unto this Hon rd Court is that they would be 
pleased to grant me a freedom from Training, and that my License for Or- 
dinary keeping may be renewed unto me. My grounds w ch I request the 
said feeedom are 1. The consideration of a bodily infirmity I have had 
many yeers upon me wh ch , as I grow in age, encreaseth its tediousness, in 
so much that it is frequently interruptive to me in my calling. 2. I am 
also thick of hearing. 3. I do and am like to maintain three train-souldiers 
in my family. S r ', I trust y° will endeavo r that I may obtain my desire in 
y e respects mentioned, though I give you but a hint of things which, if you 

64 The Hoive Family. [Jan. 

do, you will hereby more abundantly oblige me to subscribe myself, as 
already I do, ^^^ 

Yo 1 humble servant, tjf ft 4k 


Marlborough, this 30th September, 1662. 

The frontier settlements suffered much from the Indian hostilities. 
Whitney, in his History of Worcester County, page 40, says, that, 

"The French King espousing the cause of James 2d, in 1688, who had 
abdicated the British throne, involved the nation in a war with France and 
New England, in a war with the Canadians, both French and Indians, — 
in the calamities of which the town of Lancaster had a large share. For, 
on the 18 tk July, 1G92, the Indians assaulted the house of Peter Joslin, 
who was at his labor in the field, and knew nothing thereof until entering 
the house. He found his wife with three children, with a widow Whitcomb, 
who lived in his family, barbarously murdered with their hatchets, and 
weltering in their blood. His wife's sister, Elizabeth How, daughter 
of John How of Marlborough, with another of his children, were carried into 
captivity. She returned, but the child was murdered in the wilderness." 

After a captivity of about four years, she was returned by the way of 
Saco River, and brought to Boston where she remained some days. Gov- 
ernor Phips sent for her, and inquired why she had not been redeemed 
much earlier, stating that he had sent several times to have the captives 
purchased or exchanged. She replied " that if she had been a beaver skin 
she would have been redeemed much earlier," meaning that he took quite 
as much interest in his own affairs and fortunes as in protecting or relieving 
their Majesty's subjects. 

She had acquired many of the habits and usages of the Indians, and re- 
tained them for some time, but they gradually wore off, — such as the Indian 
posture of sitting. While at Boston, a lady requested her to mark some 
article of apparel. She went out of the house and sat down under a tree, 
in the open air, and having accomplished the work, returned it to the lady, 
who was surprised by the neatness and skill displayed. 

She was married to Deacon Thomas Keyes, 1 Dec. 23d, 1698, and died 
August 18, 1764, aged 90. He was son of Elias, born in 1674, and died 
August 25, 1742, aged 68. They left children. David, Jonathan, Cypron, 
Thomas and Dinah, born at Marlborough, March 4, 1710, who married 
John Weeks of Marlboro'. The homestead farm at Marlborough continued 
to be occupied by their son Jonathan Weeks, who married Lucy, born Feb- 
ruary 16, 1752, daughter of Micah Newton, by his wife Mary, who was 
daughter of Peter Howe, and his wife Mary Bush. 

We have a slight acquaintance with Samuel How, another member of the 
family, as appears in the following curious extract from the town record of 
Sudbury : 

To the Middlesex County Court. 

" In Answer to the warrant receved I have used what means I could to 
get the Selectmen together, but by reason of one trobel and another it has 
bin neglected. 

It is the minds of most of us that ther should be none to retale drink 
amongst us by reson of the growing of the sin of drunknes amongst us. 
Oure fathers came into this wilderness to enioy the gospel and his ordinan- 
ces in its purity and the convertion of the hethen but insted of converting 
them, amongst other sins we have taught them to be drunckerds which we 
may have caus to fear god has permitted them to be such a scourge as at 

1850.] Maiden Burying Groicnd. 65 

this present. Ther be thos that desir Hsenses, but such as cannot command 
themselves ar not lit for such an imploie or trust. Verbum sapienti salts 
est quod sujjisit. All things considered it is not mine one mind only but of 
some others that Col. Samuel How is best accommodated and the most su- 
tabel man that presents himselfe willing to undertack to entertaine travillers 
wich as far as I understand is the only or at least the chef end of an howes 
of entertainment and not Town drunckards. Plain dealing I think is best 
— I pray pardon my boldness. 

Your Servant 

Joseph Noyes, Selectman. 
Sudbury Feb. the 29th, 1C92. 

Col. Thomas How, a son of John, was for a long time a prominent man 
in the town. 

1. See full notes' of the Keys and Newton families in Ward's Register of 
Shrewsbury families, pp. 131, 139, 173 — 179. 

2. Worcester Magazine, vol. 2, pp. 130 — 5. See also the valuable account 
in Barry's History of Framingham, pp. 292 — 298. 


Boston, 26th April, 1849. 

Mr. Drake : Having spent part of a day at Maiden, a short time 
since, I went into the old burying-ground of this ancient town. It is located 
a short distance west of the main street, on the border of the marsh, and 
quite near a small creek which empties into Mystic river. This place is 
much neglected; no care seems to have been taken to prevent man or beast 
from roaming over it at will, as no fence surrounds it ; many of the head- 
stones are thrown down, or sunk in the earth; there is more than one cart- 
path across it, and the wheels have repeatedly passed over the graves. 

There is a lumber yard in the immediate vicinity of this burying-place, 
and almost encroaching upon it. I was informed by a friend, that a nego- 
tiation was then pending between the proprietor of the lumber-yard and 
the citizens or town authorities, for the removal of fifty or more graves, in 
order that this dealer in boards and shingles might have more room to car- 
ry on his business. There is such a spirit of improvement, as it is called, 
in the people of the present age, that the dead cannot rest in peace. This 
is the oldest burying-ground in Maiden, and tradition says, that many of 
the inhabitants of Charlestown were buried here in the early settlement of 
that town. Below I send you some of the inscriptions which I copied from 
the moss-covered stones. I do not think these are the most ancient, for 
there must have been interments here prior to any of these dates, but some 
of the oldest monuments were so much defaced by the lapse of time and 
other causes, that it was impossible to make out name or date. 

Thomas Waterman. 

Alice Brakenbury, wife of William Brakenbury, Aged 70 years, died 
December 28, 1670. 

Ruth Upham, Aged 12 years, died y e 8th Decern 1 1696. 

John Winshad, Aged 28 years, died January y e 10, 1683. 

Here lyeth the body of Mary Lynde, Aged about 34 years, died Decem- 
ber t 22, 1690. 


66 The Descendants of Dolor Davis. [Jan. 

Here lyeth the body of Ralph Shephard, Aged 90, died September 11, 

Here lyes y e body of Ruth Upham, Aged 60 years, died January 18, 

Margaret Avery, died Novem r 10, 1694, in y e 9 th year of her age. 

Here lyes y e body of Capt John Wayte Aged 75 years, died September 
26, 1693. 

Here lyes y e body of Capt William Green Aged 70 years died December 
y e 30, 1705. 

Here lies the body of Martha Wigglesworth late wife to Michael Wig- 
glesworth, who died September 11, 1690, Aged about 28. 

Here lies the body of William Bucknam, Aged 41 years, died Septem- 
ber 17, 1693. 

Here lies ye body of Lieut Samuel Sprague, Aged 65 years, died Octo- 
ber 3, 1696. 

" The memory of the just is blessed." 

Here lies buried, the body of Elizabeth Blanchard, wife of Josiah Blan- 
chard, Aged 21 years, died July 15, 1688. 

Here lies buried the body of Samuel Lee, Aged 36 years, died in Au- 
gust, 1676. 

Here lies y e body of John Allen, Aged about 30 years, deceased in No- 
vember, 1678. 

Thomas Green, Aged 42 years, died April 28, 1694. 

Here lies y e body of Thomas Call, Aged about 45 years, deceased in No- 
vember, 1678. 

Here lies buried y e body of Mr Jacob Parker, who departed this life 
Oct 13, 1694, Aged 42 years. 

Here lies buried y e body of Mrs Joanna Stearns, wife to Cap' John 
Stearns (formerly wife to Mr Jacob Parker,) who died December 4, 1737, 
in the 79th year of her age. 



Mr. Drake, — By inserting the following, you may save some future 
investigator of the Pedigree of Dolor Davis considerable trouble. 

A great part of those bearing the name of Davis, and now living in 
Rutland, Northboro', Holden, and Paxton, are descended from Simon 
Davis, one of the early settlers in Rutland and moderator of the first 
town-meeting ever assembled in Holden. Through him they trace their 
origin back to Dolor Davis, who came to this country somewhere about 
1634, and died in Barnstable in 1673. Dolor Davis had three sons, John, 
Simon, and Samuel. Simon mar. 12 Dec. 1660, Mary Blood, and had 
by her seven children, the eldest of whom was Simon, b. 1661. This 
second Simon mar. in 1689, Elizabeth Woodhouse. They had eight 
children, the second of whom was b. 7 Sep. 1692, and named Simon. 

This last named Simon is said, by Mr. Shattuck, in his Hist, of Con- 
cord, to be the same as the Simon whom we first mentioned, and on this 
authority, he is commonly, though incorrectly, supposed so to be. Simon, the 
moderator of the first Holden town-meeting, was in reality the son of 
Samuel, the third son of Dolor, and not the grandson of Simon the second 

1850.] Memorials of t7to Revolution. 67 

son of Dolor, and is thus one degree less removed from the first Davis 
than Shattuck makes him to be. 

The tradition in one branch of the family had always been that such 
was the case. The oldest Davis living in 1830 (whose birth dated back 
to 1750) said it was so, and the dates bear him out in his assertion. 
Samuel, the third son of Dolor, m. 11 Jan. 1G60, Mary Meads. They 
had six children, of whom the youngest was Simon, b. 9 Aug. 1683. The 
Simon whom we just mentioned, died 16 Feb. 1763, aged 80 years. (So 
say the town records and grave-stone.) Now, as in the olden time the 
year began in March, this would be in our reckoning, 16 Feb. 1764, 
which would exactly correspond with the age of Simon, Samuel's son, but 
could not possibly agree with the age of the one who was born 7 Sep. 1692. 

" One of the Race." 


Prepared by Samuel H. Eiddel, A. M. 

In Provincial Congress, Watertown, May 19, 1775. 
Resolved, That Colonel Bond be, and hereby is directed, to appoint a 
Guard of six men to escort Lady Frankland to Boston, with such of her 
effects as this Congress have permitted her to carry with her. 

And Colonel Bond is desired to wait on General Thomas with a copy of 
the Resolves of this Congress respecting Lady Frankland. 

Josefh Warren, , 

President P. C. 
Attest, Samuel Freeman, Sect. p. c. 

The following papers copied from the original documents in possession 
of Henry Bond, M. D., of Philadelphia, and transmitted for publication in 
the Register, while they possess a peculiar value for the descendants of the 
gallant Commander, a brilliant portion of whose career they specially illus- 
trate, are, at the same time, of sufficient interest to the general reader, on 
account of their connection with important movements in the Revolutionary 

Copy of a paper endorsed, " Rank of Field Officers according to the New 
Establishment of the Army," and headed "List of Field Officers in the 
Continental Army, as stated by a Board of General Officers at Cambridge, 
Nov r . 4th, 1775." [The orthography of the names in the original is retained, 
and the No. of each Regt. is now affixed.] 


L\ Col . 
























Buck minster 





H. Wood 
































of the Revolution. 









Co liens 























Hay den 




D. Wood 





The 25th Regiment. 

[The regiment raised by Col. Thomas Gardner, L*. Col. William Bond 
and Major Michael Jackson, was sometimes designated by the name of its 
Commander, (Col. Gardner's regiment,) even some time after his decease. 
Previous to the arrangement of the army at Cambridge in Nov. 1775, this 
regiment was designated as the 37th ; but after the above mentioned ar- 
rangement it was known as the 25th Regiment of the Continental Army.] 

" Charlestown, July 6, 1775." 

[This regiment was stationed on Prospect Hill, and this paper is dated 
three days after the death of Col. Gardner.] 

" A list of Officers in the Regiment whereof Thomas Gardner, Esq. late 
of Cambridge deceased, was Colonel. 

William Bond, Lieut. Col '. 
Michael Jackson, Major. 


Josiah Harris 
Isaac Hall 
Abijah Child 
Phinehas Cooke 
Abner Craft 
Nathan Fuller 
Moses Draper 
Benj n Locke 
Naler Hatch 


Bartholomew Trow 

Caleb Brooks 

Joshua Swan 

Josiah Warren 

Christopher Grant 

Nathan Smith 

David Goodenough 

Solomon Bowman 

Nathan Eaton 
Abraham Hunt, Adjutant 
George Abbott, Q r Master 
Abraham Watson, Surgeon 
William Vinal Surgeon's Mate." 


Thomas Miller 
Samuel Cutter 
Jedediah Thayer 
Aaron Richardson 
John Child 
John George 
Job Sumner 
Stephen Frost 
John Vezie 


Memorials of the JR evolution. 


" Colonel Bond and other Field Officers, having made and reported the 
Following arrangement of the Captains in the Twenty-fifth Regiment, — I 
have examined them and approve thereof. 

Fuller — first Captain 
Cook — second Captain 
Hatch — third Captain 

Eggery — fourth Captain 
Camp on Prospect Hill 
March 15 th 1776. 

Mayhud — fifth Captain 
Child — sixth Captain 
Harris — seventh Captain 
Draper — eighth Captain 

Nathaniel Greene 

Brigadier General." 

Another List of the Officers of the 25 th Regiment, not dated, but made 
between the two preceding dates. 


W m Bond Col . 


Michael Jackson Major. 


Josiah Harris 
Abijah Child 
Phineas Cooke 
Nathan Fuller 
Nailor Hatch 
Moses Draper 
Amos Wal bridge 
Daniel Eggery 

1 st LIEUT 8 . 

Bartholomew Trow ; 
Joshua Swan 
Peter Hobart 
Nathan Smith 
Nathan Eaton 
Caleb Brooks 
Nathan Goodale 
Soloman Bowman 

V au LIEUT 3 . 

Jedediah Thayer 
Abraham Hunt 
Aaron Richardson 
John George 
John Veazie 
Job Sumner 
Abijah Lincoln 
Avory Parker 


Thomas Piitchard 
Thomas Hunt 
Jn°. Pownal 
George Abbot 
Elisha Cox 
Charles Ward 
Jn°. Trotter 
Thomas Marshall. 


« Hurdshaw, Chaplain. 

Abraham Hunt, Adj*. 
George Abbot Q r Master." 

Marching orders for Col. John Stark, commanding thef 5th and 25th 
Regiments of Foot. 

You are forthwith to march with the Regiments under your command to 
Norwich, in Connecticut, according to the route annexed. In case of ex- 
treme bad weather or other unforseen accidents, you are obliged to halt a 
day or more between this and Norwich, you will acquaint Brigadier Gen 1, 
Heath, who is appointed to the command of the Brigade now under 
marching orders, and receive and follow his directions. You will immedi- 
ately apply to Commissary Gen 1, Turnbull and Quarter Master General, 
Col. Mifflin for an order for carriages and provisions for your march to 
Norwich. Upon your arrival there, Brigadier Gen 1 - Heath has his Ex- 
cellency the Commander in Chief's direction for the further disposal of the 
Brigade. His Excellency expects you to preserve good order and exact 

* After the regiment went to New York, and during its expedition into Canada in the 
summer of 1776, Rev. Ebenezer David was its Chaplain, and at one time, Dr. John Pitcher 
was its Surgeon and Lieut. John Peckens, Qr. Master. 

1 5th, Col. Stark's. 

25th, Col. Bond's. 




Gen 1 . 












TO Memorials of the Revolution. [Jan. 

discipline upon your march, carefully preventing all pillaging and marauding 
and every kind of ill usage or insult to the inhabitants of the country. As 
the motions of the enemy and the advanced season of the year makes it of 
the utmost consequence that not a moment should be lost, that can be properly 
made use of on your march, the General depending upon your zeal, experi- 
ence, and good conduct, is satisfied that on your part, no vigilance will be 

Given at Head Quarters, the ) (Signed) 
loth day of March, 1776. j" 


From Cambridge to Framinghan, 
" " to Sutton 

to Dudley 
" to Mortlake 

" " to Norwich 

In all 97 miles. 
(Signed) Thos. Mifflin, Qr. M r . Gen 1 . 

Extracts from letters written by* Col. William Bond, Commander of the 
25th Regiment, to his wife. The letters were hastily written, partly about 
family matters ; but it is not improbable that some progeny, curious about 
dates and minute incidents, may find something to answer an unsettled ques- 
tion. The Capt. Broivn often mentioned in the following letters, was Jonathan 
Brown, Esq., of Watertown, a representative of that town in the General 
Court, from 1772 to 1784 inclusive. Col. Bond married his sister, and they 
were very near neighbors. Samuel, mentioned in the letters, was Col. B.'s 
eldest son, then in his 20th year. Henry, also mentioned in the letters, 
was the next son of Colonel B., and was then a lad of 14 years. Leonard 
was a son of Jonas, the eldest brother of Col. B., and a soldier in Captain 
Abner Crafts' company. 

New York, April G, 1776. 

We arrived at Norwicth 25th of March, put the baggage on board the 
transports, and sent them down to New London. 26th. Marched down to 
New London, 14 miles. 27th. Went on board 20 transports, sailed for 
New York till towards night, the wind being contrary, put back 20 miles, 
and came to anchor at Black Point. General Heath, Col. Graton, Major 
Hendley, myself, and a great part of the officers and soldiers were sea sick. 
28th. In the night hoisted sail, proceeded till night, the wind failing, came 
to anchor. 29th. Proceeded until we came within 14 miles of New York, 
came to anchor, went ashore and staid all night, waiting for the fleet. 30th. 
In the morning the fleet appeared in sight ; we sailed through Hell-gate and 
landed at Turtle Bay, four miles from New York, formed the Brigade, and 
marched down to the city. The weather being wet and stormy, many of 
the men took cold — upwards of 70 of my Regt. unfit for duty. We are 
now fortifying the city very fast. Two-thirds of the inhabitants have moved 
into the country. Above one half of them were tories, but they are very 
whist. The Asia, man-of-war, lies about two or three miles below the city. 
Almost every thing here is very dear. 

* Col. William Bond was born in Watertown, Ms., Feb. 17, 1733-4, m. Feb. 7, 1756, 
Lucy, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Simonds) Brown, of Watertown, by whom he 
had eleven children. He died on Mount Independence, Aug. 30, 1776, and was there 
buried with military honors. 

1850.] Memorials of the Revolution. 71 

New York, April 14, 1776. 

Myself, Henry, and Leonard are well, and the Regiment is not so 
sickly as when 1 wrote before. Capt. Fuller arrived yesterday with the 
clothing. He informs me that he had two letters for me, but left them be- 
yond Norwich, and has sent a man for them. * * * 
* * We have 11 Regiments in the city, 5 on Long Island, and one 
on Staten Island, which is Col. Patterson's Regiment, * * * General 
Washington arrived yesterday, and we expect ten Regiments more in a 
few days. We are fortifying New York, Long Island, Governor's Island, 
Staten Island, and Home's Hook. Near half the men are on duty every 
day. We expect four Regiments will be sent to Quebec in a few days, but 
don't know which Regiments. 

New York, April 20, 1776. 

I received a letter from Capt. Brown and one from Samuel on the 16 th of 
April by which I learn that our families are well, which gives me joy. I 
saw Mr. Edward Richardson this morning, who tells me you have not re- 
ceived a letter from me since I marched. I have sent three letters before 
this, one of which I left with Mr. Moses Harrington of Grafton, with an 
order in it for Samuel to receive my colony wages. * * * 

Four Regiments are ordered to Quebec, viz : Col. Poor's, Col. Petterson's, 
Col. Graton's, and mine. We shall sail for Albany to-day. We have lost 
two men, who have died since we came to New York, but the Regiment is 
now much more healthy than it was when we first came here. I have sent 
my horse and one hundred dollars by Mr. Dana who will deliver them to 

Crown Point, July 11, 1776. 

On the 5 th of June I received three letters — from you, from Capt. Brown 
and from Samuel, and some for Henry, by which I understand you are all 
well, which it ever gives me joy to hear. I wrote to you about the middle 
of June from Chamblee. On the 17 th of May I was inoculated for the 
Small pox at Sorell, Leonard on the 26 th and Henry on the 27 th . We had 
it light. Upwards of 400 men in the Regiment have had the Small pox 
and the greatest part of them were inoculated. We have lost seven men 
since the 13 th of June. Ensign Cox, a good officer, died June 25 th . The 
greatest part of the Regiment had the disease light, but some of them are 
left in a poor state of health. Captains Cook and Craft have a furlough to 
go home, and I shall refer you to them for an account of what has happened 
since we came into Canada, which will make any body astonished. 

The army left Sorell June 14 th and came to Chamblee. June 17 th we 
left Chamblee, burned the garrison, and the public buildings and the Army 
repaired to St. Johns. June 18 th left St. Johns, burnt the building adjacent 
and retreated to Isle Aux Noix. June 21 st 3 Captains, 4 Subalterns and 
5 privates of the 6 th Pennsylvania Battallion went down the river about a 
mile from the island without their arms to a house in sight of the island. 
The Indians came upon them, killed One Capt n , one Lieutenant and two pri- 
vates and scalped them, and took one Captain, 2 Lieutenants & 3 privates. 
The same day 3 batteaux were attacked within six miles of the island by 
the Indians, who killed 9 men and wounded five. The rest of the men 
brought off the batteaux. 

The water of this island is very bad. It gave the dysentery to almost 
the whole army. 

June 26 th the army left this island and came to Isle La Motte. June 28 th 
the Army left Isle La Motte and we arrived July 1 st at Crown Point. The 

72 Memorials of the Revolution. [Jan. 

army were almost beat out, having had very little else to eat but salt pork 
and wheat meal for six weeks. The army recruits and grows stronger ev- 
ery day. It is moving to Ticonderoga which makes the officers very un- 
easy. What will be the event of this summer we know not. We hear 
there is a large army at New York. We have had eight Generals to Com- 
mand the army since we came into Canada. I am now in good health. * 

Ticonderoga, Aug. 10, 1776. 

The army is yet sickly, but not so many are sick as there were. 

We have 3 Captains, 7 Lieutenants, 1 Ensign, the Quartermaster, the Ad- 
jutant, the Surgeon, 9 Serjeants, 4 drummers, 1 fifer and 96 privates sick at 
fort George, besides the sick in camp, viz : 4 Lieutenants, 2 Ensigns; 3 Ser- 
jeants, 1 Drummer, 1 fifer and 33 rank & file. We have on command 6 
Lieutenants, 2 Ensigns, 7 Serjeants and 125 rank and file. All the rest of 
the Regiment are on fatigue every day. We are on the hill opposite to 
Ticonderoga, called Mount Independence, where there are 5 Brigades. Two 
New Hampshire Regiments arrived here a few days ago. Brigadier Brick- 
e'tt arrived last night and he says a part of his Brigade will be here in 2 or 
3 days. We expect they will encamp on the hill with us. 

I wrote to you last week and to Capt. Brown. I desire you would send 
my newspaper every week sealed up in a letter. The post has got in and 
has brought no letters for me. I should be glad to hear from home every 
week and how the farming business goes on, as I have not heard a word 
about that business since I left home. 

The Army have fared very badly since they came into Canada until lately. 
We have fresh beef enough now. Last week I had some green peas, beans, 
squashes and turnips, some of which were brought nearly forty miles. We 
likewise bought a good cow last week, so that we just begin to live. Yes- 
terday I eat some cucumbers. 

Tell Capt. Brown our train have not yet forgotten how to split mortars. 
We had two 13 inch mortars here, which were sent up from Roxbury, 'tis 
said at a cost of 1000 Dollars each, beside the cost of the shells, which are 
now useless. The train tried them about a week ago, and split them both 
in two, the one half of each of them flew about ten yards from the beds. It 
is said one of them was fired at Roxbury a number of times. We have now 
only a few small mortars and howitzers. We have fortified this hill very 
strongly. The old French lines are repaired and made strong, and one 
Brigade are constantly at work there. We are masters of the lake ; have 
two schooners, two sloops, and five gondolas. The gondolas carry four can- 
non each. They are building a number more of them at Skeenesborough, 
which will soon be ready to launch. / 

Last Monday a most sorrowful accident happened, at Crown Point, on 
board one of the gondolas. One of Capt. Hatch's men, after having dis- 
charged a cannon once, was loading her again, and as he was ramming 
down the cartridge, it went off and blew him to pieces. 

I have just heard that Capt. Cook has got home blind; but I hope he 
will recover his sight. 

Mount Independence, Aug. 18, 1776. 

1 hope these lines will find you and the children well as they leave 

me. Henry has been poorly about a fortnight, but is better. The army are 
very sickly yet; they begin to have the fever and ague, to which they are 
very subject here. By the return of the Regiment yesterday, I find that 
nearly one half of the officers are unfit for duty, and 142 rank and file, and 

1850.] Past .Event*. 73 

some of them are very ill ; 25 have died at Fort George sinee the 10th of 

The new troops are eoming in every day. Col. Brown and Capt. Har- 
rington have not arrived yet; we hear they are on their march from No. 4 
to Skeenesborough, 

P. S. Monday morning, 6 o'clock, Aug. 19, 1776. About an hour after 
I had finished the within letter, Capt. Harrington and Frank Brown arrived 
with about half his company — they are well. I have this moment received 
a letter from you, dated Aug. 14, by which I understand that you and the 
children are well, which I am glad to hear. * * * 

Copy. Fort George, May 5th, 1776. 

Gentlemen ; 

Six Regiments more are coming up, and I am so distressed for bat- 
teaux that I shall not be able to expedite them into Canada so soon as I 
could wish, unless I save every batteau I possibly can. You will, there- 
fore, not take one boat more than what is barely necessary to transport your 
respective corps ; thirty men might go in a batteau ; you will also please 
to take no more than nine oars to each boat. Pray give strict orders to the 
proper officers to see these executed. 

I am, Gentlemen, 
To Colonels Your most humble servant, 

Patterson, P. Schugler. 

Greaton, <fc 


at Tinconderoga. 

Copy. Fort St. John's. May 11th, 1776. 

Received of Col°. Wm. Bond two pounds eight shillings, equal to six dol- 
lars, for Piloting his Regiment from Crown Point to St. John's. 

(Signed) Francis Moor. 

Note. — On the 30th of this month, eleven days after the latest date above, Col- 
onel Bond died, as before mentioned, on Mount Independence, and was there 
buried with military honors. 


The first white child born in North America, was Virginia, daughter of 
Annanias and Eleanor Dare, and granddaughter of Gov. John White. 
She was born on the 18th of August, 1597, in Roanoke, North Carolina. 
Her parents were of the expedition sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh, in that 
year. There is no record of her history, save that of her birth. 

The first minister who preached the gospel in North America, was Rob- 
ert Hunt, of the church of England, an exemplary man, who came out in 
the same company with Capt. John Smith, in the year 1607; was much 
esteemed as a man of peace, and was in many ways useful to the colony. 
There is no record of his death, or of his return to England ; he died at 
Jamestown. He had a good library, which was burnt with all his other 
property, in the burning of Jamestown, the next winter after he came out. 

The first females who came to Virginia proper, were Mrs. Forrest and 
her maid, Anne Burns, in the expedition of Newport, 1608. The first 
marriage in Virginia, was in the same year — John Laydon to Anne Burns. 
The ceremony was probably bv the same " good master Hunt." 

74: Past Events. [Jan. 

The first intermarriage between the Whites and Indians, was John Rolfe 
to Pocahontas, in April, 1G13. Pocahontas was also the first of the Vir- 
ginia Indians that embraced Christianity, and was baptized. 

The first legislative assembly in Virginia, met in July, 1619, at the sum- 
mons of Gov. Geo. Yeardley. One month later, negroes were first brought 
into the colony by a Dutch man-of-war. 

The first periodical in North America was the Boston News Letter, 
which made its appearance in April, 1704. The first in the Old Domin- 
ion was the Virginia Gazette, published at Williamsburg, by William 
Parks, weekly, at seven shillings. It appeared in 173G, and was long the 
only paper published in the colony. Slavery preceded the periodical press 
one hundred and seventeen years. 

The Blue Ridge was first crossed by Whites in the year 1714. 

The first, iron furnace erected in Virginia, was by Gov. Spottswood, in 
1730, in Spottsylvania county. F. K. 

Notes. — The Gospel appears to have been proclaimed in Newfound- 
land, July 20th, 1577. " At our first arrivall, after the ship rode at anker, 
our Generall [Frobisher] with such companie as could wel be spared from 
the shippes, in marching order entered the lande, hauing speciall care by 
exhortations, that at our entrance thereinto, we should all, with one voice, 
kneeling vpon our knees, chiefly thanke God for our safe arrivall : second- 
ly, beseech him, that it would please his divine Maiestie, long to continue 
our Queene, for whome he, and all the rest of our companie, in this order 
took possession of the Countrey : and thirdly, that by our Christian studie 
and endeauor, those barbarous people trained up in Paganrie, might be re- 
duced to the knowledge of true religion," &c. Hakluyt Voyages, 625, edi- 
tion 1589. 

Anne Burr as, according to Smith. " Mistresse Forrest, and Anne Sur- 
ras her maide ; eight Dutch men and Poles, with some others, to the num- 
ber of seaventie persons, &c." Hist. Virginia, ii. 203. 

" Col. [Alexander] Spotswood, Lieut. Governor of Virginia, in the year 
1714, went in person, and with indefatigable Labour, made the first certain 
Discovery of the Passage over the great Mountains." Keith's Hist. Vir- 
ginia, 173. See, also, Holmes' 1 Annals, sub anno, 1714. 

We find in our Chronicles of the Indians, a " Col. Spotswood, who, 
with a company of rangers, in scouting for Indians on the frontiers of Vir- 
ginia, accidentally wandered from his company, became bewildered and lost, 
and miserably perished in the woods. This was in 1757. The next year, 
his bones were found not far from fort Duquesne. The circumstance was 
the occasion of an affecting tribute to his memory, in some elegiac lines 
which appeared, at the time, in Martin's Miscellany, published in London, 
from the commencement of which, it may be inferred that he was a son of 
the governor." 

" Courageous youth, were now thine honor'd sire 
To breathe again, and rouse his wonted lire ; 
Nor French, nor Shawnoe durst his rage provoke, 
From great Potomac's springs to Roanoke. 
Or had brave Oglethorpe our warriors led, 
And tribes of Indians to his friendship wed : " &c. 

With full poetic license, the Indians are charged with the sacrifice of the 
young Englishman, and the elegy thus closes : 

" May Forbes yet live the cruel debt to pay, 
And wash the blood of Braddock's field away : 
Then fair Ohio's blushing waves may tell — 
How Britons fought, and how each hero fell." Editor. 

1850.] Notices of the Greene Family, 75 


[Communicated by Wendell Phillips, Esq., of Boston.] 

John Greene, who came from Salisbury, England, and was an associate 
with Roger Williams in the Providence Purchase in 1G38, was buried at 
Connimicut farm, R. I. His will is dated 28 Dec, 1658, and proved 7 
Jan y , 1658-9. He left issue, John, Peter, (who married Mary, daughter 
of Samuel Gorton), James, (from whom General N. Greene of the 
Revolution was descended, being great-grandson), Thomas, and Mary, 
who married James Sweet, the progenitor of the bonesetting Sweets. 

Thomas Greene, above named, was born 1630-1, died 5 June, 1717, 
a3. 88. He married, 30 June, 1659, Elizabeth, daughter of Rufus Barton 
of Warwick, R. I., who died 20 August, 1693. They had issue, Elizabeth, 
Thomas, Benjamin, Richard, Welthyan, Rufus, and Nathaniel, 
born 10 April, 1679. 

Boston Records say, Nath l . Green m. Ann Gold, Feb r . 27, 1703. This 
Ann Gold, or Goold, or Go^ld, was daughter, I am told, of Thomas and 
Frances Gould ; and the Records say, Tho s Goold m. Frances Robinson 
on 10. 7. 1656; 

Nath'l and Ann Greene had issue : Thomas, b. 4 June, 1705 ; Rufus, b. 
30 May, 1707 ; Nathaniel, b. 14 May, 1709 ; William, b. 3 May, 1711 ; 
Benjamin, b. 11 January, 1712-13. 

Nath'l Greene's will, dated 6 Aug., 1714, proved 18 Sept., 1714, speaks 
of wife Ann, and the five children above named; speaks also of land in 
Warwick, R. I., from his father, Thomas. 

Ann's will, 1727, alludes to this, her husband's will, and speaks of the 
same children. 

This last Benjamin married Mary Chandler, and had issue : 

Benjamin, b. 16 June, 1738 ; Hannah, 29 March, 1741 ; Mary, 3 
Nov., 1745; Lucretia, 16 July, 1748; Sarah, 17 Dec, 1750 ; Gard- 
iner, 23 Sept., 1753 ; Ann, 28 Feb., 1756. 

Benj. Greene, last named, married Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of 
Daniel and Martha Hubbard of New London, Conn. This Martha was 
daughter of Daniel and Mehitable Coit of New London. 

Benjamin and Elizabeth Greene's children were one son, Benja- 
min, late of Boston, deceased in 1822, and daughters, who married Grew, 
H. Wainwright, H. Chapman, and Chandler, and two unmarried. 

Gardiner Greene, whose wealth made him so well known, needs no 
further mention. 

HULL, 1759. 

List of the Foot Company of Militia, in the Town of Hull, under my 
command ; taken at Weymouth, March 22, 1759. 

Per John Gould, jr. 

Lieut,, Amos Binney. Ensign, James Loring. Clark, Tho s Bailey. 
Sergent, Isaac Binney. Drummer, James Tilten, at Halifax. John Hay- 
den, jr. David Loring, Rheumatick. Thomas Tree, Sam 1 Loring, Infirm. 
Joseph Dosson, Hezekiah Warwick, William Smith, Shut up. Samuel 
Dele, [Dile], Caleb Gould, Infirm. Joseph Gould, jr., Abraham Jones, 
Infirm. Joseph Milton, jr., Elkanah Hayden, Been frozen. Benj a . Mil- 
on. 8 able bodied & no more. 

76 A New Genealogical Dictionary. [Jan. 


[The following important Circular was received from its subscriber sev- 
eral months ago ; and it was intended to lay it before our readers at the 
earliest opportunity. Owing to press of matter, it has been deferred to this 
time. We commend it to special attention, as it will gratify many, no 
doubt, to learn that the subject is taken up in earnest by a distinguished 
citizen of Philadelphia.] 

The subscriber proposes, should subscriptions be obtained sufficient to jus- 
tify the undertaking, to publish, somewhat after the plan of Mr. Burke's 
History of the Commoners, a Genealogical History of families who may 
have established themselves in the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware and 
Maryland, prior to the year 1800. 

He was first led to consider the importance of a work such as that con- 
templated, from the difficulty encountered, owing to the absence in this 
State of a law requiring the registration of marriages, births and deaths, in 
tracing up a chain of descent. A genealogical register of this description 
would, in proportion to its accuracy, become every year more valuable, and 
for many reasons. Though not in itself the subject of judicial evidence, it 
would suggest modes of proof otherwise unattainable ; and thus, perhaps, 
in some instances, lead to the recovery, abroad or at home, of rights which, 
without it, might have remained unestablished. It would embody and pre- 
serve facts which indifference or accident might forever place beyond reach, 
and w'ould be a source of gratification in all future time to those families 
who, in succession, would become interested in its details. Founders of fam- 
ilies, in the first settlement of a new country, however respectable and in- 
telligent, are, in the pursuit of more substantial objects, in too many instan- 
ces, apt to forget to preserve and hand down to their posterity the circum- 
stances connected with a knowledge of their history. Incidents may some- 
times be preserved in a family manuscript, or tradition confirmed in the 
possession of a family relique, but how rarely in a degree to satisfy the 
spirit of inquiry which their existence has excited. How grateful now, 
would many feel, if such a register as that in view had been successfully 
compiled one hundred years ago. We are indifferent, however, to the fa- 
miliar present ; but any neglect to preserve what can now be perpetuated, 
may, one hundred years hence, become in turn, to our successors, a subject 
of equally unavailing regret. A respect for the past is, when that past is 
calculated to inspire respect, a conservative principle, and families as well 
as communities are apt to decline, when, from any cause, that regard be- 
comes impaired. Another reason which induces to the proposed undertak- 
ing is, that it must necessarily form an important contribution to early his- 
tory : for the personal history of men is, to a great extent, the real history 
of nations. There are many circumstances of interest which would thus, 
for the first time, be published, relating to the lives of those who, with such 
enlarged views of toleration and of government, came here with, or shortly 
after our founder, or who, with sentiments equally liberal, at an earlier pe- 
riod sought the shores of Maryland. It is also certain that something would 
be thus preserved, connected with the annals of the Swedes. 

The subscriber would be happy to receive materials for his purpose from 
any gentleman, who may be inclined to communicate the history of his or 
of any other family, to be traced down as far as he may think proper, or 
of the branches of any which may have removed from, or intermarried out 
of the S tate. 

1850.] A New Genealogical Dictionary. 77 

He would deem it indispensable, however, that the mention of every 
marriage, birth or death should have its correct date, it' procurable, and 
that the place of residence at the period of the event should be mentioned. 
Also, that every reference to any publication or record, with the title of such 
publication or record, should be precisely stated, as it may be a part of* his 
duty to examine them, that inaccuracies, as far as practicable, may be 

Information as to the particular place from which a family originally 
came, or any statement connected with its early history, whether positive, 
conjectural or traditional, should satisfactorily refer to the date on which 
such knowledge, conjecture or tradition may be founded. 

When the subject of any notice has been in the public service, has in any 
way worthily distinguished himself, or there are any facts of interest con- 
nected with his history, it is desirable such circumstances should be men- 
tioned. It also would be well, should the contributor choose, that the oc- 
cupation or profession should be given. 

The work will be well printed in royal octavo, and will be issued in num- 
bers, or in one volume, as may hereafter be thought most expedient. Its 
size will not exceed 350 pages, nor its price five dollars. 

The purpose of this circular is to learn the extent to which such a pub- 
lication would be encouraged. Those into whose hands it may fall, would 
confer a favor, by showing it to friends who may be likely to feel interested 
in its objects. 

Any disposed to subscribe or contribute to the work, would much oblige, 
by addressing the subscriber, at their earliest convenience, in order that he 
may ascertain whether the design he has in view is practicable. 

It is respectfully requested that communications should be postpaid. 

Those who may send communications for publication, would oblige by re- 
serving upon the page an inner margin of an inch. 

It is recommended that those in a line of descent to whom any refer- 
ence is thereafter to be made, should be designated by a figure, unless some 
other method as well calculated to secure precision of reference, should be 

When contributors are so disposed, it is to be hoped, as it must form an 
item in the chain of proof, that they will accompany their genealogies with 
a copy or description of the arms to which their families may have been 
originally entitled. 

An arrangement has been made with Messrs. Gilbert & Gihon, engrav- 
ers upon wood, by which those who may desire to have their arms pub- 
lished in the work, by advancing the sum of $2.50, the cost of engraving, 
can have their wish complied with. 

Mr. Armstrong has taken steps to ascertain the name of some competent 
person in London, to whom he can refer those inclined to institute, or fur- 
ther pursue genealogical inquiries in Great Britain. 

Copies of epitaphs, of records, or of papers of historical value, even 
w T hen not relating to the subject of any notice, would be highly acceptable, 
duly acknowledged, and placed for preservation, with the donor's name, 
among the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Edward Armstrong, 

Record. Sec'y Historical Socy of Penna. 

78 Paddy and Grrecnough Family Document. [Jan. 


We the Subscribers, taking into our serious consideration the unhappy 
and very distrest Situation of our publick Affairs, occasioned chiefly as we 
apprehend by the Imposition of certain Duties on Tea & sundry other ar- 
ticles, for the purpose of raising a Revenue think it our duty to lay aside 
as much as may be, the Use of those Articles on which the Duties are laid ; 
but in a more especial manner do we think it our Duty and Interest en- 
tirely to lay aside the Consumption of all kinds of Tea of foreign Growth, 
not only as it is the Article from which, by far the greatest part of the 
afors d Revenue doth arise, but, as it is a mere Luxury, which annually 
robs us of many Millions of our Money : Do therefore in the most deliber- 
ate manner resolve & promise to each other that we will not for three 
years from the Date unless the Troubles we are under at present , be 
sooner remov'd buy or cause to be bought use or cause to be used by our- 
selves Wives Children, Servants, or any in our Families over whom we 
have authority any Tea or Teas of foreign Growth, on the pain & penalty 
of the Displeasure of our Brethren, & of being thought by them Enemies 
to our Country. 

Oct r 10, 

W m Lawrence, 
John Adams, 
Nathan Brown, 
Joshua Brooks, 
James Adams. 


The Deposition of Willjam Greenough aged fiftie & one yeeres, or there- 
abouts this deponent testifieth & saith, that in the time of his sister Paddy's 
life, when she was repairing her house, this deponent asked her who she did 
repaire it for, and she answered & said she could not tell for whome. If I 
could said she, then it would not trouble me what I layd out vpon it, this 
Deponent answered, sister this will Cost you a pretty deale of money, she 
answered so it will, But little I can haue of any money of y e Executors, but 
am put off with any thing, and spake with sad Complaints to this Deponent 
many a time, how she had been abused, not haveing her thirds payd her, & 
that with tears trickling downe her cheeks : & said she, I shall bring them 
all vp I hope : And as for the house it will goe to the children amongst 
them, And further said, I do not know what they have done about the house- 
Land, but I beleeue when I am dead, Mary and Sarah, will strive for it and 
have it ; but It was never my husband Paddy's according to law, And said 
Let them doe what they will, I hope I shall live in it during my life, And 
further saith not, W m . Greenough. 

Sworne the 23 of July, 1678 : Before 

John Leverett, Governor. 

1850.] Gookin of Sherburne. 79 


[Contiuned from page 125, Vol. II.] 

Daniel Gookin graduated at Harvard College, in 16G9, under President 
Chauncy, and there proceeded to his degree of Master of Arts. 

"May 27, 1G73. 

" Mr. Graves being treated with to accept of a ffellowship, declared to 
the Corporation that he was not free to accept it, whereupon 

" Mr. Daniel Gookin was chosen probation?, & is forthwith to take y e 
care of a Classis. 

The Corporation further ordered that Mr. Nath. Gookin succeed M r Jer. 
Shepard in injoying 4 pounds of M r . Webs' gift from the time of M T . Shep- 
ard's leaving it, during the Corporation's pleasure." 

" Septemb. 15, 1673. 

" Mr. Daniel Gookin being nominat d , chosen & presented by the Cor- 
poration, was by the overseers approved and confirmed in his ffellowship." 

"Novemb. 5, 1673. 

S r . Sewall was chosen ffellow — and together with M*. Daniel Gookin, in- 
stalled before the overseers Novemb. 26. — College Book III. p. 62. 

He was Librarian there from 1674 to 1676 ; and from 1679 to 1681, a 
Fellow of the Corporation, and a resident instructor. "In the year 1674, 
the Corporation had been reduced, by death and other causes, to three 
members, besides D* Hoar, the President. These were Gookin and 
Thacher, both resident instructors, and Richards, the Treasurer."* 

April 16, 1679. — He and his brother Nathaniel, witnessed an agreement 
between the Commissioners of the Colonies, Major Gookin and Mr. Elliot, 
" and the Indian rulers, respecting a free school, for teaching the English 
and Indian children the English Tongue and other Sciences."! 

He was Elliot's assistant in his missionary labors among the Indians, 
and is mentioned by the Apostle, in a letter of April 22nd, 1684, to the 
Hon. Robert Boyle, the Patron of his christian enterprise, as follows: 
" Major Gookin hath dedicated his eldest son, Mr. Daniel Gookin, into 
this service of Christ, he is a pious and learned young man, about thirty 
three years old, hath been eight years a Fellow of the College ; he hath 
taught and trained up two classes of young scholars unto their commence- 
ment ; he is a man whose abilities are above exception, though not above 
envy. His father, with his inclination, advised him to Sherburne, a small 
village near! Natick, whose meeting-house is about three miles, more or 
less from Natick meeting-house. Mr. Gookin holdeth a Lecture in Natick 
meeting-house once a month, which many English, especially of Sherburne, 
do frequent. He first preacheth in English to the English audience, and 
then the same matter is delivered to the Indians, by an interpreter, whom, 
with much pains, Mr. Gookin hath fore-prepared. We apprehend that this 
will (by God's blessing,) be a means to enable the Indians to understand 
religion preached in the English tongue, and will much further Mr. Gookin 
in learning the Indian Tongue. Likewise Major Gookin holdeth and man- 
ageth his courts in the English tongue, which doth greatly further the In- 

* Quincy's Hist, of Harv. Col. p. 274. f Biglow's Hist, of Sherburne, p. 28. 

t The aboriginal word for a " place of hills." See Moore's Life of Elliot, p. 90. 

80 G-ookin of Sherburne. [Jan. 

dians in learning law and government in the English Tongue."* Mr. 
Dunton, aa English traveller, thus describes a visit to Natick, late in the 
summer of 168 J; "We had about Twenty Miles to Natick, where the 
best Accommodations we could meet with were very coarse. We tyed up 
our Horses in two old Barns, that were almost laid in Ruines, but there 
was no place where we could bestowe ourselves, unless upon the Green- 
sward, till the Lecture began. The Wigwams, or Indian Houses, are no 
better than so many Huts, made of poles, covered with mats, and a little 
Hole upon the Top which serves for a chimney. . . . When we had 
made our Visit to the Indian King and Queen, we went to the Meeting ' 
Place, where the Lecture was Preach'd by Mr. Gookin, upon that Subject, 
It is appointed unto Men once to die, and after that the Judgment. Un- 
der this Proposition he shew'd 'em the Necessity of dying, and the vast 
Consequences, that must follow upon it. The Application was full of Per- 
suasions to 'em to make a speedy Preparation for Death, which were sup- 
ported with the very different Motives of Happiness or Misery in the Life 
to come.t The lecture was clone about four in the afternoon. The poor 
Indians were very much affected, and seem'd to hang upon his lips." — About 
a year after Dunton's visit, Sept. 1, 1686, Ch. Jus. Sewall went to the Na- 
tick Lecture, Simon Gates showing him y e way, and, as they went, they 
called at Noah Wiswall's. Mr. Daniel Gookin preached to about forty or 
fifty Men at most and a pretty many Women and children."! In 1693, 
the" church was "much diminished and dwindled away," tho' '-Mr. Gook- 
in had bestow r ed his pious cares upon it."§ 

In April, 1681, "The Inhabitants of Sherburne being desirous, if God 
permit, to have one amongst us to break the bread of life to us and ours, 
and especially the Rev. Mr. Daniel Gookin," applied to him "to be the 
settled minister of Sherburne." 

He was not ordained until Thursday, March 26, 1685, when Judge Sew- 
all " went to y e Gathering of y e chh. at Sherburne, and ordaining Mr. Dan- 
iel Gookin their Pastor." He says that " but six Brethren, — and 3 of y r 
names Mors, — Mr. Wilson, Mr. Adams, and Mr. Nath 1 Gookin of Cam- 
bridge managed the Work : Mr. Nath 1 . Gookin y e younger, introduced y e 
Elder, a hapy Type of y e calling y e Jews. Mr. Torrey, Brinsmead, Fisk, 
Estabrooks, Man, Moodey, Hubbard Neh., Sherman, Woodrop, Rawson 
Grindall, Wilson Jun r . there, and Fellows of y e Colledge. Only Major 
Gen 11 , and self of the Magistrates. No relations were made ; but I hope 
God was with them. I put up a note to pray for y e Indians y* Light might 
be communicated to y m by y* Candlestick ; but my Note was w tt y e latest, and 
so not professedly pray'd for at all." || " 1707, May 13. Mr. Dan 1 Oliver, 
Capt. Tho. Fitch & I ride to Natick, and hear Mr. Gookin preach and 
pray to the Indians there : Din'd at Capt. Fuller's as came back : got home 
well. Laus Deo."1F Mr. Gookin continued in the ministry to the close of 
his life, but in Dec, 1710, being infirm and well stricken in years, it was 
voted " to «ive the Rev. Mr. Daniel Baker a call to settle in Gospel service 
as an Assistant to Our Rev. Pastor. He married Mr. Gookin's relative, 
Mrs. Mary Quincy, of Braintree.** 

On the books of the " Company of propagation of the Gospel " in New 

* Birch's Life of Boyle, p. 444, 5. 

t John Dunton's " Life and Errors." London. 1705. p. 158, 162. 

X Sewall's .MS. Journal. , § Mather's Magnalia, Book VI. 

| Rev. Sam. Sewall, A. M., in the Am. Quar. Keg. Vol PI. p. 205. 

*\ Sewall's Journal. 

** Reg. Vol. III. p. 184 — and Vol. II. p. 17.3. 

1850.] Gookin of Sherburne. 81 

England, are preserved several receipts from Mr. Gookin, for money, " for 
preaching Lectures to y e Indians at Natick " — one of " Octob r 25, 1709, In 
full of salary to the 28$ current." 

"Oct. 10, 1710, Reed of Samuel Sewall by Order and for Acc°. of my 
honoured Father Mr. Daniel Gookin of Sherburne, Fifteen pounds ; being 
his Salary for Gospellizing the Indians this year ending the 28* current. 
£15, 00, 0." pr me Edmond Gookin." 

" Oct. 24, 1711. £5 "for preaching a lecture to y e Indians at Natick." 

"March 20, 17^ " on account of my honored Father Mr. Daniel Gookin 
" five Pounds in Bills of credit. Elizabeth Gookin." 

"Nov. 26, 1712, his son Richard, reed £10 for Mr. Gookin, also, on 
August 22, 1713, an additional sum. 

On Saturday, the eleventh of January, 1717-18, Ch. J. Sewall, the in- 
timate friend and companion of Mr. Gookin, " enquiring at Mr. Phillips' a 
Sherbourn man told him that Mr. Gookin dyed a Tuesday night and was 
to be buried that day ;" the Ch. Jus. said " that they were fellows together 
at College and had sung many a Tune in Consort, and he hoped they would 
sing Hallelujahs together in Heaven." "Jan. 1717-18— Went to Mr. 
Campbell's and gave his Wife (he not at home) Mr. Colman's Sermon 
on Mr. Hirst to facilitate his inserting Mr. Gookin in y e News Letter." — 
SewalPs Journal. His colleague, probably, wrote the following obituary no- 
tice, which appeared in the next number of the Boston News Letter. 

" Sherburne, Jan. 9. The Rev. Mr. Daniel Gookin, the first pastor of 
this Church, died yesterday, in the 68 th year of his age. He was the el- 
dest son of Honorable Daniel Gookin, Esq. ; a good scholar and solid Di- 
vine ; was many years a Fellow of Harvard College, and a Tutor. From 
his ordination he continued our minister about 34 years, being diligent in 
his stud}', tender of his flock, and exemplary in his life. The vicinity 
of Natick gave him the opportunity of preaching lectures to the Indians 
there, and altho by great pain and indisposition of body he was taken off 
from his work, for some considerable time [about 7 years] he died la- 

Many " pious bequests " were left to him, by members of the church. 
By another, he is described as " a gentleman sound in his doctrine, explain- 
ing the scriptures to the weakest capacities, and painful in his studies, ten- 
der of his flock, and exemplary in his life, and lamented by all good men 
that had acquaintance with him, especially in his own church and town."* 

An humble stone in the central graveyard at Sherburne, marks the spot 

where his remains repose, and bears the following inscription : 

Here lyes ye Body 

of y e Reverend DANIEL GOOKIN, 

Pastor of y e Church of Christ at Sherborn, 

Deed. Jan'ry y e 8 th 1717-18, 

in y e 68* year of his age. 

His will was made 12 June, 1706, and proved March 4, 1717. He gave 
to his wife a piece of land, given to him by Theodore Atkinson, of Boston, 
" also a silver spoon marked with the name of Judith Hill, June 22, 1695." 
"To his son Edward 1-3 part in value of his plate, also his Death's Head 
Ring, mentions daughters Mary & Elizabeth, to son Richard his " Rapier," 
&c, &c. 

A printed copy of the catalogue of his Library, is preserved in the 
Lib. of American Antiquarian Society. This " choice collection of Books" was 

* Clerk Rider's letter to Mr. Campbell. — Judge SewalPs letter book 

82 G-ookiri of Sherburne. [Jan. 

sold at auction, in 1718, with those of Joshua Moody, "being the greatest 
part of the libraries of those late R'd & learned Divines." 

Mr. Gookin's house was burnt, it is said, and it has been supposed 
that his Father's MS. History of New England was destroyed at that time ; 
but any special reasons for the supposition, the writer has never heard. 
Hon. Daniel Gookin, of Northampton, made various inquiries for the MS., 
indicating his doubt of its destruction, and it is possible, that it may yet be 
brought to light. 

By Elizabeth Quincy, he had 

Daniel, b, 7 July, 1682 ; Mary, b. 16 Oct., 1686 ; Edmund, b. 31 March, 
1688 ; Elizabeth, b. 20 May, 1690. 

By Bethiah Collicut, mar d 21 July, 1692, he had 

Bethiah, b. 7 Oct., 1693, d. 1 March, 1694; Nathaniel, b. 5 June, 1695, d. 
9 Aug., 1695 ; Richard, b. 12 July, 1696. 

Some Sherburne poet has immortalized Bethiah in the following Epitaph : 

" Under this stone there lies the dust 
Of Thomazin Collicut, and just 
Beside her her Granddaughter dear, 
Bethiah Gookin lieth here. 
To threescore years and fourteen more 

The one attained, or seventy- four. August 22, 1692. 

The other near thrice seven weeks 
Beholds the light, the Grave then seeks. March y l t3 1693-4. 

Edmund and Sarah Gookin had 

Elizabeth, b. 23 Nov., 1716 ; Mary, b. 1 March, 1718-19 ; Daniel, b. 
11 March, 1720-21. ' 

Richard Gookin and Margaret * dau. of Samuel and Bethial Morse, 
both of Sherborne, were mar d 19 Feb., 1716-17, by Rev d . Daniel Gook- 
in — they had children : 

Bethiah, b. 14 Jan., 1717-18 ; Hannah, b. 24 Dec, 1722 ; Daniel and 
Richard, b. 13 Jan. 1725-6. 

Thomas Pain of Newcastle, and Mary Gookin of Sherborn were m d 
6 June, 1712, by Rev d D. G.f 

" Since faction ebbs, and rogues grow out of fashion 
Their penny scribes take care to inform the nation 
How well men thrive in this and that plantation : 

M How Pennsylvania air agrees with Quakers 
And Carolina's with associators 
Both e'en too good for madmen and traitors. 

" Truth is, our land with saints is so o'er run, 
And every age produces such a store, 
That now there's need of two New Englands more. 
From a Dramatic Prologue written by Dry den in 1686. 

* Gr. d. of Lt. Jonathan and Mary (Barbour of Medfield,) Morse, and gr. gr. d. of Dan- 
iel Morse, of Sherborne, the son of Samuel Morse, of Dedham, who came, it is said, from 
Sherborne, Eng*. The Rev. P. G.'s descendants have lived in Dedham, Rutland, Vt. 
Haverhill and Claremont, N. H., and in Phio — none of the name are in Sherborne. 

t Sherborne Records 

1850.] Early Records of Wrentham, Ms. 


Continued from Vol. Ill, p. 32. 
[Copied from the Town Records, by G. W. Messinger of Boston.] 

Births Recorded in the Town op Wrentham, from 1668 to 1696. 

Children of Samuel and Mary Shears — Mehitibel, b. Feb y . I s1 1668, 
Solomon, Feb y . 20 th , 1670 ; Grace, Feb y . 29% 1672 ; Judith, June 17 th , 

Children of William and Ruth Maccare — Mary, b. Feb y . 1 st , 1669 ; Sa- 
rah, Aug. 10 th , 1671 ; Deborah, May 23 d , 1674. 

Children of Joseph and Mary Kingsbury — Elizabeth, b. May 14 th , 1670 ; 
Eleazer, May 12 th , 1673 ; Hannah, July 26, 1675 ; Marah, July 19, 1680. 

Children of Samuel and Melatiah Fisher — Ebenezer, b. Dec r . 20, 1670 ; 
Hannah, Oct. 25, 1672 ; Abigail, Feb y . 16, 1674. 

Children of John and Mary Ware — John, b. at Dedham, June 17, 1670 ; 
Eleazer, at Dedham, July 13, 1672, died 1672 ; Eleazer, Sep. 28, 1676. 

Children of John and Joanna Ware — Abigail, b. at Dedham, Jan 7 , 
1680; Joseph, June 2, 1681; Mary, Nov r . 15, 1684; Zachariah, Nov. 16, 
1684, died 1684 ; Benjamin, July 8, 1688. 

Child of John Ware — Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1687. 

Child of ■ Mosman — Elizabeth, b. May 24, 1675. 

Child of John and Sary Laurance — Mary, b. March 16, 1682. 

Children of Rev. Samuel and Esther Man — Mary, b. April 7, 1674; 
Samuel, Aug. 8, 1675 ; Theoder, Feb y 8, 1680 ; Thomas, Oct r . 24, 1682 ; 
Hannah, June 12, 1685 ; Boriah, March 30, 1687 ; Velatiah, April 2, 1689 i 
Margaret, Dec r . 21, 1691 ; Esther, June 26, 1696. 

Children of Robert and Sarah Ware — Robert, b. Dec? 6, 1680 ; Mich- 
ael, June 11, 1683 ; Margaret, June 6, 1685 ; Jonathan, Feb7 28, 1687 ; 
Sarah, March, 1689 ; Esther, May 7, 1693. 

Children of Michael and Mary Wilson — Sary, b. Feb y . 18, 1675 ; Ma- 
ry, Feb y . 16, 1677 ; Michael, Feb y . 6, 1681 ; Silence, Feb y . 16, 1683 ; No- 
ah, Sept. 4, 1686 ; Henry, April 9, 1690. 

Children of Benjamin and Judith Rocket — Judith, b. March 17, 1681 ; 
Mary, Ocf. 2, 1683 ; Patiant, 3 d m°. 20 th , 1686 ; Hezekiah, Aug. 26, 1688. 

Children of John and Abigail Day — Ralph, b. Dec 1 . 9, 1681 ; Abigail^ 
Jan y . 12, 1684; Jonathan, March 21, 1687 ; Abigail, Nov 1 . 1, 1693. 

Children of Daniel and Abigail Hawes — Abigail, b. Nov r . 15, 1681; 
Daniel, March 30, 1684 ; Josiah, April 6, 1686 ; Hezekiah, Nov r . 22, 1688 ; 
Ruth, July 9, 1691 ; Benjamin, March 14, 1696. 

Children of John and Hannah Ffairbanks — Joshua, b. March 18, 1682; 
Abigail, Aug st . 17, 1684 ; Nathaniel, May 9, 1687 ; Sarah, March 22, 1690 - y 
Deborah, Aug.* 1, 1692. 

Children of John and Mary Aldis— Sarah, b. Feb y . 26, 1682 ; Ethan, 
May 11, 1685 ; Hannah, Feb y . 19, 1687. 

Children of John and Sarah Guild — Sarah, b. June 2 d , 1683; Eliza- 
beth, July 7, 1685 ; Joanna, Nov r . 4, 1687 ; John, Oct r . 7, 1690; Josiah 
July 14, 1694. 

Children of John and Abigail ffale, [Fales,] —John, b. April 22, 1685 ; 
John, April 17, 1689 ; Joseph, Sept. 8, 1691. 

Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth Wight — Jeane, b. Sept. 6, 1688; 
Elizabeth, June 28, 1692 ; Mehitabel, Sept. 6, 1694; Marah, Octf 13, 1696. 

Children of Samuel and Hannah Dearing — Hannah, b. Jan y . 23, 1688 ; 
Sarah, Dec*. 3, 1689 ; Hannah, April 16, 1691, 

84 Early Records of Wrentham, Ms. [Jan. 

Children of Eleazer and Hannah Fisher — Eleazer, b. Dec r . 19, 1688 
Hezekiah, Sept. 29, 1691 ; Hannah, Oct r . 15, 1695. 

Children of Cornelius and Anna Fisher — Jonathan, b. Feb y . 22, 1691 
Cornelius, Sept. 29, 1692 ; Isaac, May 19, 1694; Anna, March 28, 1696. 

Children of Eleazer and Lydia Gay — Lydia, b. May 20, 1685 ; John 
An**. 25, 1687. 

Children of Edward and Rebekah Gay — Mary, b. Jan y . 23, 1689 ; Re 
bekah, Aug*. 19, 1690; Thomas, July 30, 1692 ; Hannah, Feb y ., 1694; Ed 
ward, July 2, 1696. 

Children of Eleazer and Melatiah Metcalf — Eleazer, b. May 30, 1685 
Michael, May 21, 1687 ; Samuel, Jan y . 15, 1689 ; Ebenezer, Jan y . 8, 1691 
Jonathan, April 9, 1693 ; Melatiah, April 21, 1695. 

Children of Thomas and Mehitable Thurston — Mehitable, b. Aug st . 1 
1686; Mary, March 16, 1688; Thomas, Nov r . 2 d , 1689; Ichabod, Aug*. 9 

Children of Thomas and Esther Thurston — David, b. Nov. 20, 1693: 
Daniel, Sept. 25, 1695. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Force — Benjamin, b. at Newport 
R. I, Jan y 1, 1690 ; Thomas, Sept. 13, 1693 ; Matthew, April 25, 1695. 

Children of Ephraim and Deborah Pond — Ephraim, b. Oct 1- . 21, 1686 
Daniel, Sept. 22, 1689 ; Deborah, Sept. 13, 1693 ; Samuel, Dec r . 29, 1695 

Children of Robert and Joanna Pond — Anna, b. Oct r . 2, 1689 ; Sarah 
Sept r 30, 1692 ; Robert, May 18, 1695. 

Child of John and Hannah Pond — Daniel, b. April 2, 1690. 

Children of John and Rachel Pond — Hannah, b. March 16, 1693 
Rachel, Oct r . 19, 1695. 

Children of John and Mary Whiting — Nathaniel, b. Feb y . 2, 1691 ; Ma 
ry, October 14, 1692 ; John, Jan y . 16, 1695. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mary Dunham— Mary, b. Aug*. 3, 1690 ; Na 
thaniel, July 10, 1693. 

Child of Anthony and Sary Hancock — Anthony, b. 12 m°. 26 th , 1684. 

Child of James and Judith Mead— Grace, b. Dec 1 ". 11, 1692. 

Child of James and Mehitable Mead — James, b. Oct r . 9, 1694. 

Child of William and Ruth Puffer — William, b. July 17, 1686. 

Child of Richard and Ruth Puffer — Richard, b. July 17, 1689. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mary Heaton — Sarah, b. June 14, 1687; 
James, March 25, 1690 ; Abigail, May 3, 1695. 

Children of John and Joanna Blake — James, b. Oct r . 1 st , 1689 ; Anna, 
Oct r . 7, 1691; Bridget, March 27, 1693; John, July 22, 1694; Mary, 
April 8, 1696. 

Child of Thomas and Hannah George — Hannah, b. Aug*. 12, 1695. 

Child of Benjamin and Prosillea Grant — Benjamin, b. Oct r . 16, 1695. 

Child of Benjamin and Sarah Hall — Sarah, b. Feb y . 20, 1696. 

Child of John and Elizabeth Maccane — Elizabeth, b. Aug*. 18, 1695. 

Child of Josiah and Mary Whittne — Mary, b. March 5, 1696. 

Child of Thomas and Hannah Bacon — Thomas, b. Nov r . 26, 1693. 

Children of Daniel and Abigail Farrington — Jemima, b. May 11, 1695 ; 
Abigail, Oct r . 11, 1696. 

On this record of births are these statements, of which I make a literal 
copy : 
" 1676 — March Y e 30 th . Ye Inhabitance ware drawn of by rason of y e 

Endien Worre." 
" 1680 August Y* 21 st . The Rev*. M r „ Man returned to Wrentham again 

and divers Inhab"*. 3 ." 

1850.] Early Records of Wrentham, Ms. 85 

It will be perceived in accordance with the above, that no births are re- 
corded for the years 1677, 1678, and 1679. 

A Kegister of Marriages in the Town of Wrentham, in the 
County of Suffolk, in His Majesty's Province of Massachu- 
setts Bay, New England, 1681 to 1724. 

1681, Sep. 7, Joseph Kingsbury and Mary Donier ; 1682, May 23, John 
Aldis and Mary Winchester; 1683, Ocf. 27, Samuel Shears and Elizabeth 
Heath; 1684, Ap 1 . 9, Samuel Fisher and Abigail Heath; 1684, Ap 1 . 9, 
Eleazer Medcalf and Meletiah ffisher ; 1684, June 20, John Ffale and Ab- 
igail Haws; 1685, Jan y . 6, Ephriem Pond and Deborah Haws; 1686, 
March, John Elles, of Dedham, and Elizabeth ffisher ; 1687, Ap 1 . 19, Jon- 
athan Wight and Elizabeth Haws ; 1688, March 25, Edward Gay and Re- 
bekah ffisher ; 1688, March 21, Eleazer ffisher and Hannah Lenard; 1688, 
Dec r . 24, John Whiting and Mary Billings ; 1695, July 23, Thomas Thurs- 
ton and Mehitable Mayo, or Mason ; 1691, Jan y . 22, Thomas Bacon and 
Hannah ffale ; 1691, Oct r . 5, Daniel ffarington and Abigail ffisher ; 1691, 
Jan y . 9, Benjamin Hall and Sarah ffisher; 1695, Feb y . 7, Ebenezer Fisher 
and Abigail Elles ; 169^ Jan y . 14, John Ware and Mehitabel Chapen ; 1696, 
Ap 1 . 14, Eliazer Kingsbury and Sarah Maccane ; 1696, Aug*. 14, Andrew 
Blake and Sarah Stevens; 1696, Oct r . 12, Nathaniel Ware and Mary 
Wheeler ; 1698, Oct. 13, Marke fforce and Deborah Maccane ; 1698, Dec r . 
7, Nath 1 . Rocket and Joanna Elles ; 1689, (?) Feb y . 6, John Blake and Jo- 
anna Whitting ; 170?, Feb y . 13, Eliazer Ware and Mary Haws ; 170?, Feb. 
27, Anthony Hancock and Ruth Maccane; 1701, May 7, Joseph Conell 
and Martha ffale ; 1701, Dec r . 1, William Man and Bathiah Rocket ; 170^, 
Jan y . 11, John Bell and Elizabeth Heaton ; 1702, Nov. 18, Thomas Throop 
and Abigail Ware ; 170^, Jan y . 7, Robert Blake and Sarah Guild; 170|, 
Jan y . 7, Samuel Sears and Betheah Guild ; 1702, Feb. 28, Theodore Man 
and Abigail Haws ; 1703, May 26, John George, of Dorchester, and Judith 
Rocket; 1704, Dec r . 19, Nath 1 Man, of Wrentham, and Elizabeth George, 
of Dorchester ; 1705, 17 th Jan y , Henry Hancock, of W., and Mary Dela- 
way, of Cambridg ; 1705, Sep. 13, Daniel Maccane and Mary Heeton ; 
1705, Dec r . 26,Ralf Day and Mary Puffer; 1706, Dec r . 12, John Day and 
Ruth Puffer; 1706, Dec r . 17, Nath 1 Heeton, of W., and Meriah Mors, of 
Medfield ; 1706, Dec r . 24, Georg Fairbank, of Sherburne, and Lydia Gay, 
of W. ; 1707, Ap 1 . 30, Samuel Davis and Hannah Man; 1707, June 13, 
Michael Wilson and Sarah Bumpas, of Taunton ; 1707, Dec r . 4, Michael 
Ware and Jane Wight ; 1708, May 4, Sam 1 . Dearing and Mary Man ; 1708, 
Dec r . 16, Sam 1 . Fisher and Mary Rocket; 170jj Jan y . 5, Joseph Ware and 
Hannah Wood ; 170|, Feb y . 3, John Partridge, of Medfield, and Anna 
Pond ; 170 7 8 , Feb. 25, Anthony Hancock Jr and Elizabeth Goddard; 1709, 
March 29, Mark fforce and Sarah Hills; 1709, Nov 27, Thomas Man and 
Hannah Aldis ; 1709, Dec 1 . 20, Joshua ffairbanks and Hannah Ware ; 1709, 
Dec 1 . 21, John Ware jr and Dorothy Wood ; 170J, Feb y . 15, Eleazer Met- 
calf and Judith George ; 1710, May 25, William Puffer and Elizabeth 
Guild; 1710, Aug*. 10, Samuel Ray and Meriam Smith; 1710, Nov. 21, 
Rob*. Titos, of Rehobeth, and Sarah Dearing; 1710, Dec r . 20, Daniel 
Haws and Beriah Man ; 17JJ, March 1 st , Robert Ware and Elizabeth 
Wight; 1711, Ap 1 . 18, Nath 1 Whitny and Margaret Man ; 1710, July 9, 
Peter Adams and Sarah Hill, of Medfield; 1711, Oct r . 3, Thomas Bacon 
and Esther Thurston ; 1711, Nov. 8, Henry Hancock and Elizabeth Robin- 
son ; 1711, June 21, John Guild and Mercy Foster; 1712, Dec r . 23, Mich- 

86 Important Ante Revolutionary Letters. [Jan. 

ael Metcalf and Abiael Colborn ; 1713, Sep. 24, John Adams and Sarah 
Fairbanks ; 1713, Dec r . 29, Daniel Kingsbury and Elizabeth Stevens, of 
Dedham; 1713, Dec r . 23, Stephen Ranger and Hannah Fairbanks; 1714, 
July 29, Benjamin Slack and Jerusha Whiting; 1715, May 12,8am 1 . 
Kingsbury, of Dedham, and Johana Guild; 1718, June 2, Eliezer Fisher, 
Sen r ., and Mary Maccane ; 1718, Nov. 26, Ezra Pond and Abigail Far- 
rington ; 1718, Dec r . 17, Hezakiah Hawes and Esther Ware ; 1719, July 
11, Richard Pilfer and Anna Hanes. By Rev. Henry Messinger, being 
the first he married — 1719, Dec r . 30, Isaac Fisher and Esther Man ; 17$, 
Feb y . 9, Dan 1 . Thurston and Deborah Pond ; 17$, Feb y . 18, Pelatiah Man 
and Jemima Farrington ; 17$, Feb 7 . 24, John Whiting and Mary Wight; 
17$, Feb. 26 ,Robert Ware and Elizabeth Holbrook; 1720, June 16, Nath 1 
Briggs and Judith Guild ; 1720, June 29, Nath 1 Wight and Ruth Hawes; 
1720° Sept r . 14, Saml Ellis and Dorothy Hall ; 17g, Jan y . 4, Thomas Skin- 
ner and Abigail Day ; 171?, Feb y . 13, Jonathan Wight and Jemima Whit- 
ing ; 17g, Feb y . 15, Eben r . Clark and Anna Fisher ; 1721, May 8, Thomas 
Dunham and Sarah Wight; 1721, July 6, John Smith and RuthMaccany; 
1721, Sep. 7, Lewis Sweeting and Zebiah Whiting; 1721, Nov. 30, Icha- 
bod Pond and Milcah Farrington ; 1721, Dec r . 5, Timothy Metcalf and 
Mary Casno ; 1721, Dec r . 12, James Cheever and Meletiah Metcalff; 
17|, Feb y . 7, Edward Hall and Hannah Fisher ; 17|, Feb. 20, Samuel Bul- 
lard and Elizabeth Wight; 1723, May 15 ; Joseph Fisher and Mary Sweet- 
ser ; 1722, June 6, Francis Nicholson and Sarah Ware ; 1722, June 14, 
Edward Gay and Rachel Puffer ; 17g, Jan y . 9, Nath 1 Wight and Hannah 
Pond ; 1724, June 24, Benj Grant and Betty Ware. 


[Communicated by Rev. Saml. Wolcott to George Gibbs, Esq., of New York, and 

by him to the Editor.] 

On his Majesties Service 
To the Rev d M r . Stephen Williams 

at Longmeadow, Springfield 

Boston June 17 th , 1745. 
Rev d . & Dear Sir, 

Hearing you had in Inclination to go as Chaplain in the present Expedi- 
tion ; I thot myself obliged in conscience to mention you to his Excellency 
who being exceedingly well pleased ; told me to write to you that you might 
by no means fail ; and also informd me that he would write but he must be 
short the multiplicity of Business crowdes so upon Him. 

His Excell y . Sends Beating Orders to Capt Isaac Coulton for to raise a 
Company, your moving with freedom in the affair will greatly forward Him, 
He may get a good N°. at Westfield by admitting an Officer there and 
another at Suffield will make up his Company with as Little Trouble as any 
man has raised one in the Country Our interests Civil & Religious call up- 
ou such a man as he is to move in the affair ; I write now as free from any 
Sinister views as any man can, my post is fixed, and I think as far as I 
know my own heart I never long'd for any thing more than to be At Lou- 
isburg to the assistance of my Brethren & Friends. 

Good Sir Follow Father Moody with as much Courage as he went be- 
fore you, and let us have some men Chaplains & not all Boys I have not 

1850.] Important Ante Revolutionary Letters. 87 

time to read what I have wrote ; But you and Colton must get Ready to 
move this week if possible from Springfield I am Sir your most 

Humble Serv* 

W M . Williams. 

To The Reverend M r . Stephen Williams 
In the Expedition against 
Crown Point 
Rev d . & Dear Sir 

Col. Whitcomb, but now Informed me he should set out on the morrow 
morning to Join the Army, I embrace the opportunity of sending a line 
that you may know we have not forgot you : we daily remember our Dear 
friends at the throne of Grace : I trust General Braddocks Defeat has 
made us more importunate in our prayers for the Army and I hope & trust 
many fervent inwrought prayers are daily ascending to heaven for success 
to attend our forces : I am truely more encouraged Since the Defeat at the 
Ohio than before : our dependance seemed to be too much on our warlike 
preparations — and we Seemed to think the business was done before it was 
really Begun : and we Seemed to think of no difficulty, but I think we 
begin to grow more Serious ; & I hope more Sensible that our Dependance 
is on God ; and that we begin to grow more Concerned to obtain the gracious 
presence of God with our forces abroad ; I conclude our men will meet the 
enemy more thot'fully & with better resolution than if they had heard noth- 
ing of the Defeat on the Ohio or of the large Numbers Coming against them 
and I am in hopes that the french being flushed with victory will be more 
easily routed, not coming with that care they might otherwise do : But I 
am full of Concern how things will Issue : this should quiet us that the 
Lord Sitteth on the floods the Lord Sitteth King Forever and we have the 
Sure promise of a Glorious & Exalted Redeemer that the Gates of hell shall 
not prevail against the chh of Christ : God will not allways suffer power to 
be on the Side of the oppressors of his people, he will sooner or later arise 
& plead the Cause of his Suffering Saints, we are ready to wonder he de- 
lays so long, & Suffers a Proud & Haughty nation to distress his poor 
Saints : Dear Sir I pray God to be with you & carry you thro' the abun- 
dant Labours he calls you to ; that he would preserve your health & strength- 
en your inward & outward man daily, and give you grace sufficient for the 
trials of the present Day ; & make you a happy instrument of reforming our 
Army that they may be an holy camp & the Lord, be in the midst of them : 
we have no news to send our friends are generally well excepting my family 
who are poorly with the mumps feaver & ague & some other disorders, 
please to remember me & when you come near to God : please to 

remember me to Coll the Doctor, and all friends & acquaintance 

I am Sir your unworthy Brother in the Gospel & very Humble Servant 

Jonathan Ashley. 

Deerfield August 30, 1755. 

Note. — In the private Diary of the Rev. Dr. Williams, of Long Mead- 
ow, to whom this letter is addressed, I find the following record : 

" Nov. 22, 1773. I received a letter from his Excellency, Gov". Hutch- 
inson, by which I learn he had receiv d wt. I wrote, & appears to take it 
well. I pray God to direct & support him, & make him still a great Bless- 

In the Diary of the preceding year, I find the following record : 

88 Important Ante Revolutionary Letters. [Jan. 

" Oct. 24, 1772, this day I receiv d . (by the post) a letter from y r Honour- 
able John Hancock, Esq., of Boston, & a Canister with a pound of Green 
Tea, he & his Aunt express y r respect & affection for me." 

This letter of Hancock cannot be found. 

Long Meadow, Ms., Dec. 14, 1848. Saml. Wolcott. 

Governor Hutchinson to *) 
the Rev. Dr. Williams. ] 

Boston, 13 November, 1773. 
Reverend and dear Sir 

I thank you for your obliging letter of the 25* of October, for the many 
kind expressions of regard and affection and for so much good councel and 
advice as I find to be contained in it. I have nothing to boast of, but I 
cannot charge myself with having, in any instance, sacrificed the interest of 
my Country to private sinister views. I differ in my principles from the 
present leaders of the people. I cannot help it. If they will shew that my 
principles are erroneous, I would not be tenacious, I should not be ashamed 
to disavow them. I think that, by the Constitution of the Colonies, the 
Parliament has a supreme controul over them. I have, nevertheless, al- 
ways been an Advocate for as large a power of legislation, within each 
Colony, as can consist with a supreme Controul. I have declared against a 
forcible opposition to the execution of Acts of Parliament which have laid 
Taxes on the people of America. I have, notwithstanding, ever wished 
that such acts might not be made, and when they have been made, as the 
stamp Act in particular, I have done every thing, in my power, that tbey 
might be repealed. I do not see how the people in the Colonies can enjoy 
every Liberty which the people in England enjoy, because, in England, 
every man may be represented in Parliament, the supreme authority over 
the whole, but in the Colonies, the people, I conceive, cannot have Repre- 
sentatives in Parliament to any advantage. It gives me pain when I think 
it must be so. I wish also that we may enjoy every Liberty of an Eng- 
lishman that our remote situation will admit of. 

These are sentiments which I have, without reserve, declared among my 
private friends in my speeches and Messages to the General Court, in my 
Correspondence with the Ministers of State, and I have published them to 
the world in my History and yet I have been declared an Enemy & a 
Traitor to my Country because in my private letters I have discovered the 
same sentiments; for every thing else asserted to be contained in those let- 
ters, I mean of mine, unfriendly to the Country I must deny as altogether 
groundless & false. If the letters have been different my Enemies might 
then, upon good grounds, have charged me with duplicity, as avowing one 
thing in publick and another very different in private. In England, as far 
as I have yet received advices, the people see and declare their disapproba- 
tion of the unkind, unfair treatment I have received, and I trust the people 
of this Country will, one time or other, see and disapprove of it also. Be 
that as it may, I desire to submit to the great Governor of the world who 
orders all events in perfect righteousness. 

It is grievous to be vilified & reproached by so great a part of the people, 
but the histories of all Countries and all ages shew that the vulgar or com- 
mon people are easily led away by artful designing men. Some of the best 
men, of all orders, assure me they are my friends, and Principibus placnisse 
vivis affords no small comfort. I am, notwithstanding, almost tired of my 
publick character and, whenever it shall be the pleasure of the King to re- 
lieve me, I shall consider it as really a relief from a burden which is greater 

1850.] A Funerall Song. 89 

than they who do not feel it generally imagine. In the meantime, let me 
ask your prayers that I may be faithful, and let me ask them also for my 
Country. I have it from very good authority that the effectual fervent 
prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 

I am Rev d Sir your obliged humble 
Tho Hutchinson. 


Dedicated to y e memory of M r Nath 11 Clarke, Master of Arts In Harvard 
Colledge ; who departed y s Life in a Voyage from Great Brittaine to New 
Eng, 1709. Aged 25. 

1. Vain poet's license now if thou can'st Soar 
Above mount Sinai's top, 'bove things reveal'd, 
Put on y e winged morn and Speed amain, 
Where increate Eternity's conceal'd. 

2. Fancy thy Self Shott through th' Etherial world, 
Translated from thy Clay amid'st y e Seats 

Of brightest Angels mighty Seraphim 

Of Thrones, Dominions, Princes, Potentates. 

3. Find there a Saint in milk white robes array 'd, 
Cloath'd with y e Sun, adorn'd with grace and love, 
Who not long Since bad y s vile world adeiu, 

To Fill y° number of y e Choir above. 

4. Tell him who now is glorified above, 

How rivulets of tears have drown'd our Eyes, 
Our hopes are all thrown overboard with him, 
Our tumid thoughts becalmed in a Surprise. 

5. Put on thy graces, court y e vestal Soul 
To a relapse of things; with all thy might 
Sing an Encomium of Terrestiall Joyes, 
Try if thou canst recall her winged flight. 

6. At least ascend and view y e orbs above, 

See where He pierc'd Heav'ns powd'red Canopy, 
Perhaps his soul left her idea there, 
Or stopt to hear y e Spherick Harmony. 

7. Behold y e starry train those rolling lamps 
That burn fierce Anthems to th' Eternall light, 
Number those morning sons and find him there, 
Look look and see him with Extream delight. 

8. Warbling divinest airs and shouting forth 
Loud Hallelujahs to th' Immortal King, 

The God whose breath First form'd y° Heav'nly Hosts, 
And quick'ning gave to every living thing. 

9. Descend my soul to y e Elysian bow'rs 
Th' imaginary shades where up and down 
The blessed Ghosts do rove and pass y e hours, 
In grateful 1 pastimes till th' Eternall dawn. 


90 Sutton. [Jan. 

10. Trace every verdant grove, each flow'ry bank, 
Whose wanton edges curl y e Silver Streams ; 
Search every silent grott, each peacefull vale, 
Each circling walk in those Enamel'd greens. 

1 1. Ask all y e rural pow'rs and infant swains 
That range in those luxurious paths of bliss, 
Ask if or no a comly gentle Youth 
Has flown of late into their paradise. 

12. But hold fraill Mortal!, stay thy restless flight, 
Do'st think thou can'st by scearching find out God ? 
Lo ! his pavillion is in darkness sett, 
The Heav'n of Heav'ns it Knows not his abode. 

13. No, no, my Muse relinquish those vain toyes, 
And fond Delusions of Elysium, 
There is no Heaven but what's above ye stars, 
Nor middle state 'twixt y 3 and y' to Come. 

14. The world of Spirits is scitnate beyond 
The Kenn of thy Dim opticks, and their joyes 
As far remov'd and unapproach'd by thee, 
As Heavenly Dainties are from Earthly toyes. 

15. When once cold Death hath chill'd y e fluid mass, 
And snatch'd ye blast which fann's y e vitall flame, 
The Soul expires to him y* Did inspire it, 
And never sees Corruption again. 

16. Learn hence ye mortals how an angry Foe, 
Learn How a Lawless, Tearless Enemy 
Murders us with an unrelenting hand, 
And reaps impartiall both ye Green and Dry. 

17. He shrinks not att y<> manly grace, 
See Here He rudely takes their breath, 
See, see y e valiant soul gives place 
Unto all Conqu'ring time and Death. 


Add one kind drop unto his watry tomb, 
Weep ye relenting Eyes and Ears, 
See Death himself could not refrain, 
But Buried him in tears. 


Flete Cleri mortem, mortem cujus ipsa flevit Mors. 
Non jacet in tumulo, Sed jacet in Lacrymis. 

Charlestown, Aug*. 15, 1709. 


At Isleworth the following monumental inscription is found, to the memory of one of 
the Sutton family. 

Al you that doth this epitaph rede or see, 
Of your mere goodnesse, and grete charitie, 
Pray for the soul of maister Anthony 
Sutton, teacher of divinity, 
Who died in seeundo die Augusti, 
Annoque Domini, 
M. c c c c. x 1. and three. Weeveb. 

1850.] Epitaph on Stephen Farrar. 91 


(Copy made April 2, 1835.) 

It appears by the Records that Vincent Meigs came with his son John 
Meigs, from England, with the first settlers of Guilford, Conn 1 . There is 
no record of their ages. 

Vincent Meigs died at Hammonasset, in Dec. 1G58, as appears by the 
probate of his will. 

Deacon John Meigs sen r . died 9 Nov. 1713. 
Deacon John Meigs 2 d do. 19 Feb. 1718, aged 48. 
Junna Meigs do. 5 June 1739. He was the first 

magistrate in East Guilford Society. 

The descendants of John Meigs the 1st. were, 

John Meigs, born in 1670; Junna, 27 Dec. 1672; Ebenezer, 19 Sept. 
1675 ; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1677 ; Hester, 10 Nov. 1680. 

Children of John Meigs 2 d . 

John Vincent Meigs, born 10 June, 1697 ; Stephen, 10 Oct. 1699 ; Rec- 
ompence, 11 Dec, 1701 ; Irene, 10 March 1704; Samuel, 22 Aug., 1706; 
Phinehas, 21 Sept., 1708; Sarah, 10 Dec. 1713. 

Junna Meigs married to Hannah Willard, 18 May, 1698. Their chil- 
dren were: Joanna Meigs, born 17 May, 1699; Josiah, 14 May, 1701; 
Zekiel, 11 June, 1703 ; Hannah, 13 Aug., 1705 ; Return, 16 March, 1708; 
Hester, 19 Dec, 1709 ; Silence and Submit, (twins,) 5 Jan., 1711 ; Timo- 
thy, Sept. 1713. 

Children of Ebenezer Meigs, who married Mercy Weeks of Falmouth, 
Oct. 7, 1700. Benoni, born 1 June, 1703 ; Mary, 11 Dec, 1705 ; Reuben, 
21 Oct., 1707 ; Joseph, 17 Nov., 1709. 

Dec 4 : 1657. — John Meigs was complained of (because he came home 
from Hammonnasset, late on Saturday evening,) as a Sabbath breaker ; 
but was forgiven on acknowledging his fault, and promising to declare it, on 
the next Lecture or Fast Day. 

The descendants of Return Meigs the son of Junna Meigs : Return Jon- 
athan Meigs, died in 1820, aged 82. Josiah Meigs, died at Washington 
city in 1822, aged 66. The last Return Jonathan was father of Return 
Jonathan, late Postmaster General. 


Mr. Editor, — 

The following simple and touching Epitaph may be found on the grave- 
stone of the Rev d . Stephen Farrar, (mentioned in your last number,) near 
by the site of the meeting-house where he ministered almost fifty years. 

Stephen Farrar, first minister of the Gospel in New Ipswich, died June 
23, 1809, in the fifty ninth year of his ministry, aged 71. The people of 
his charge leave this stone to mark the spot where they have laid him. 
"I have finished my course." 

By his wife Eunice Brown, of Lincoln, Mass., daughter of Isaac Brown 
of Waltham, to whom he was married in 1764, he had thirteen children, viz. 
Eunice, born 18 Aug., 1765 ; Stephen, 17 Aug., 1766; Eunice, 26 Feb., 
1768; James, 23 June, 1769 ; Isaac Brown, 27 March, 1771 ; Samuel, 30 
June, 1772; Prentice, 12 Nov., 1773; Polly, 26 June, 1775; Moses, 12 
March, 1777 ; Lydia, 30 Deri., 1778; Caleb, June, 1780; Nancy, 24 Jan., 
1782 ; Ephraim Hartwell, 8 Dec, 1783. 

His Brother, the Hon. Timothy Farrar, died 21st February, 1849, and, 
not in 1848, as stated by Mr. Leonard. See obituary notice in the last 
number of the Gen. Register. — [Vol. iii, p. 212.] C. B. 

92 Answer to a Genealogical Problem. [Jan. 


[Communicated by the lute General Jedediah Herrick.] 

The following account of the Cottons of Newburyport, was written by a 
British officer at Fort Halifax, Maine, (now Clinton) January 2, 1766, and 
presented to John Cotton, No. 4, a petty officer in the Provincial Forces, 
stationed at that place. 

" Lord John Lisle was a gentleman bred, and a lawyer, possessed of a 
good estate in the Isle of Wight, and for important public services was 
raised to the Peerage, one of the Commissioners of the New Great Seal, 
Master of St. Crosses, &c. 

No. 1. — Leonard Cotton, Gentlemen, son of Reverend Thomas Cotton, 
married Alicia Lisle, the daughter of Lord John Lisle aforesaid. His son 

No. 2. — Leonard Cotton, Jr., married Mary Freeze, and settled in New- 
buryport, Mass., whence, in the time of the Indian Wars, he removed to Vir- 
ginia with the younger portion of his family. The posterity of his sons Ja- 
cob, Benjamin and James, are still found in Virginia and North Carolina." 

His elder sons, 

No. 3. — " Thomas of Brunswick and 
" 4. — John of Litchfield lived and died in Maine. 
" 4. — John, born 1727, died 1824, left no sons. 

No. 3. — Thomas Cotton, of Brunswick, married the widow of Isaac 
Hinckley, who was killed by the Indians, and whose maiden name was 
Smith, of York. 


No. 1. — Mary, married Stephen Pennel of Topsham. 
lt 2. — Martha, married Joel Thompson, Esq., of Lewiston. 
" 3. — Sarah, died young. 
" 4. — Ruth, died young. 

" 5. — Isaac married Elizabeth Sylvester ; Sons Isaac, Sylvester, 

Note. — This family was nearly related to Sir Rowland Cotton, one of 
the grantees of Virginia, 1609, and also to the late Admiral Sir John Cot- 
ton, who is claimed as a brother to Leonard Cotton, Jr. 

IN THE GEN. REGISTER, VOL. Ill, p. 344. 

How twenty-four individuals can be reduced to six, without losing their 
identity — that is the question. 

We will, in the first place, suppose that Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones were 
not related, and that both Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones had each a daughter, 
namely — 

1. Polly Smith = Jacob Spades and Nancy Jones = Peter Spades, 

_J (brother of Peter.) * | (broth, of Jacob.) 

i r 

2. Moses = Nancy Spades (Jones) Aaron = Polly Spades (Smith) 

I (widow) ^J (widow) 

3. Fatty. Katy. 

1850.] Notices of New Publications. 93 


History of the Siege of Boston, and of the Battles of Lexington, Con- 
cord, a,nd Banker Hill. Also an Account of the Bunker Jlill Monument. 
With illustrative Documents. By Richard Frothingham, Jr., author of 
a History of Charlestown. Boston : C. C. Little & James Brown. 8vo. 
pp. 420. 

This book has been looked for, for some time past, with a good deal of curiosity, and 
with a degree of interest not often witnessed hitherto on the announcement of works of 
far higher sounding titles. We own ourself among the anxious ones ; not for the fate of 
the work, because we knew in whose hands it was; but knowing the undertaker to have 
gone to his task con amove, and that, not only had he '"left no stone unturned," in his wid- 
range, but that he let few old garrets escape an overturn, where they held out any induce- 
ment by their antiquity, or present possessors, of being a store-house of a single fact which 
could in any way throw a ray of light on his subject. 

Mr. Frothingham is one of those gentlemen, whom some will consider, doubtless, a lit- 
tle too modest, in his appearance, before the public on so important an occasion ; in that 
he should withhold his just claim to be impartially heard in so great a cause. By which 
we mean, that although he has by his former labors in a similar field, secured the eviden- 
ces of his abilities to undertake and execute any such labor, he has left them all behind, as 
though they were of no value whatever to him. We conceive it to be, therefore, a part of 
our duty to state, that, our author was one of the very early members of the N. Eng. Hist. 
Genealogical Society, and that he is also a member of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society. To go any farther for evidence, even were it wanting, would be a la- 
bor of supererogation. 

In the very brief notice to which we are limited, we can present but a shadow of the 
work of Mr. Frothingham, and can easily believe that few sons of New England can stop 
short of the substance — the book itself. 

At various times and seasons, divers questions have been raised in reference to " Who 
commanded at Bunker Hill?" " Who tvas there and in the memorable battle of the 17th 
of June, 1775 — and who was not there ?" Whether Putnam was in the battle, whether 
he was in any command, and a thousand similar questions have excited interest from that 
day to this. Go to Mr. Frothingham's book — there you will find every thing he could find, 
grouped together in such a manner, that while you must be struck with the impartial man- 
ner in which he has done his work, you will be no less satisfied with that part of the work 
done by Prescott, Warren, Putnam, Frye, Gerrish, Brewer, Pomeroy, Gardner, Ward, 
Gridley, Stark, and others, on the Seventeeeth of June. 

There is nothing to our mind which gives such a life-like Picture of the men and manners 
of that period as does the book before us. Here we see Samuel Adams, James Otis, War- 
ren, Molineaux, Cashing, Cooper, Church, Quincy, John Adams, and so on, caucusing in 
a distillery counting room, — "a very small one," too, or crawling up into " Tom Dawes' 
garret," and there " smoking of tobacco till you cannot see from one end of the garret to 
the other." But we do not undertake to say when and where " the child Independence " 
was conceived, though John Adams has told us, "ivhen and where it was born." 

The style of Mr. FrothinghBm is perfectly simple and sententious, no where ambiguous, 
or strained ; no attempts to appear learned by the introduction of irrelevant allusions, are 
to be met with ; no out of the way words and phrases are brought in. In short, the style 
of the work is perfectly unassuming and modest, and corresponds exactly with the every- 
day deportment of its Author. 

It must readily be perceived by every understanding Reader, that to construct an un- 
exceptionable and continuous Narrative from such a mass of conflicting materials, re- 
quired a skill little short of superhuman. If the author has failed in any one thing, it is 
in this — the most difficult to accomplish, and the hardest for the critic to point out. 

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knoivledge,for the 
year 1850. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown. 1849. 12mo. 
pp. 349. 

This invaluable work, though now in the twenty-first year of its age, we hope is to serve 
us far beyond the period of its majority. In other words, tho' about out of its time, we 
hope and believe there is no danger of its leaving us. 

To enumerate the contents of the American Almanac, were it at all necessary, would 
occupy more space than can be spared in our work. But there is one grand feature of this 
Annual that demands in an especial manner our attention. We refer to the article of 

94 Notices of New Publications. [Jan. 

" American Obituaries," which alone covers about twenty solid pages in small type. It is 
of more than usual interest in this year's number, because in no year since it began, we 
believe, has the scythe of Death been wielded with such memorable effect. 

We are glad the proprietor has omitted "Foreign Obituaries," because he must be 
aware, that but partial justice can be done to that of "American" alone. And for the 
same reason we strongly recommend to him to omit in future, Foreign Chronology. Some 
foreign matters may be admissible, and even desirable, but they should be very brief, as 
they must necessarily exclude American. On the whole, it is a most admirable counting- 
room, parlor, ship, and in short, everywhere manual. 

Lectures on Modern History , from the Irruption of the Northern Na- 
tions to the close of the American Revolution. By William Smyth, 
Professor Modern History in the University of Cambridge. Third Amer- 
ican Edition, revised and corrected, with Additions : including a Preface, 
and a List of Books on American History : By Jared Sparks. Boston : 
B. B. Mussey & Co. 1849. 8vo. pp. 738. 

"We have here a valuable work in the most convenient form, and in a style of execution 
for which the well known house of Messrs. Mussey & Co. is a sufficient guaranty. And 
if the work of Professor Smyth stood in need of a guaranty, the name of Presi- 
dent Sparks is as strong a one as could be given, by a single individual on this side of 
the Atlantic. The availability of the work is rendered complete by a valuable Index. To 
Mr. Nichols the work is much indebted for its extreme accuracy in dates, names, &c., 
about which he has taken unwearied pains, as his judicious notes bear ample testimony. 

The Foote Family : Or the Descendants of Nathaniel Foote, one of 
the first Settlers of Wethersfield, Ct., with Genealogical Notes of Pasco 
Foote, who settled in Salem, Ms., and John Foote and others of the name, 
who settled more recently in New York. By Nathaniel Goodwin, de- 
scendant of Ozias Goodwin, one of the first settlers of Hartford, Ct. 
Hartford: Press of Case, Tiffany & Company. 1849. 8vo. pp. 360. 

We are rejoiced in an opportunity of again meeting the name of Mr Goodwin, as a 
voucher for a very important genealogical work — a voucher that we have something which 
may be received with the utmost confidence as a production of the profoundest research, 
and as reliable for accuracy as the nature of such an undertaking will admit of. The work, 
we are assured, is printed for private distribution only ; but it is due to the Author, a gentle- 
man whose industry, fidelity, and pains taking accuracy in all matters are proverbial, to 
state in a public work of the nature of the Genealogical Register, that Mr. Goodwin's long 
and faithful services in various public employments, gave an earnest of what might be ex- 
pected in the department in which he has chosen now to appear before the literary public. 

Mr. Goodwin's book is not only a great addition to our stock of genealogical knowledge, 
but the department of Local History has received a most valuable contribution also. The 
Introduction, consisting of sixty -five pages, is full of the most interesting details of the 
perils our first ancestors underwent in throwing themselves into this then wilderness 

We shall avail ourself at some future time of the privilege of extracting at some length 
from Mr. Goodwin's book, which we have not space to do at this time. 

We should observe, before dismissing so important a work, that we do not think the 
plan pursued by Mr. Goodwin, a good one. At least one fourth of his pages would have 
been saved, had he adopted the plan as exhibited in the Otis Genealogy, in the second vol- 
ume of the Genealogical Register, which for clearness, and sure and easy reference, is al- 
lowed to have no equal, by those who have taken the trouble to examine it. 

The work is embellished with two Portraits: Mrs. Sarah Louisa Tayloe, and the 
Hon. E. T. Foote, of N. Haven. The first is a highly finished engraving from a steel 
plate ; the second, though a lithographic engraving, is, to our certain knowledge, as good a 
likeness of the Hon. Judge Foote, as could possibly be transferred to paper. 

Memorial of the Morses; containing the history of seven persons of the 
name, who settled in America, in the seventeenth century ; with a catalogue 
of ten thousand of their descendants. To which are added Biographical 
Sketches of many of their number. By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M., 
Member of the N. E. H. Gen. Soc. Boston. 8vo. 1850. pp. about 350. 

1850.] Notices of New Publications. 95 

On this work Professor Morse has bestowed unwearied pains. He has ransacked the 
country far and wide in person, and his success, judging from the army of his " ten thou- 
sand," must have hcen equal to his enthusiasm. If*" the Morses " do not come forward 
now and purchase the work, they ought to put off that name; yea, they ought to have no 
name at all. 

The Author in his preface goes into a learned disquisition about the origin of the name 
and race, and though in some things a little obscure, it will, no doubt, be read with much 
interest; for instance, when he speaks of "a treaty in the Fcedera," probably not one in 
a hundred would imagine that the author had reference to a treaty published by Rymer, in 
one of his twenty ponderous folios; a work entitled by him the "Ecedera." &c. 

The numerous biographical sketches appended to the work, are .exceedingly interesting, 
well and sprightly written. These are interspersed with many well executed Portraits 
and other engravings. 

The manner in which Professor Morse has chosen to print his genealogy is decidedly 
objectionable. It has the merit, however, of being entirely new, at least to us, and al- 
though not very difficult to understand, it is very bad for reference. It is, on the whole, a 
work of great merit, and will be an imperishable monument to its industrious author, and 
an honor to the name. 

Pioneer History : Being an account of the First Examinations of the 
Ohio Valley, and the Early Settlement of the NORTH WEST TER- 
RITORY. Chiefly from original MSS., &c, &c. By S. P. Hildreth. 
Cincinnati. 1848. 8vo. pp. 525. 

A very brief, though highly interesting notice of the Author of " Pioneer History," will 
be found in our last volume, pages 142-5. From that we learn that Dr. Hildreth com- 
pleted his 66th year, on the 30th of September last. A cursory glance at the pages just 
designated, will show that the amount of labor performed by him is immense, and we really 
doubt if any other living individual can be found who can claim to have done as much, 
under similar circumstances, be his years more or less. His bare publications seem to us 
to be the work of an age at least, to say nothing of his professional labors. But the work 
before us is what we are properly now to consider. 

The manner in which Dr. Hildreth performs his literary labors is so well known to the 
reading community, that it doos not require a word from us, — only we would rema k, 
that the "Pioneer History " is written in the best style of its Author: — racy, free, 
straightforward, and at the same time captivating. 

To advert to the contents of the book, is all we can do. Its title is sufficient to indicate 
the nature of the work — filled with the most authentic Narratives, Journals of the old 
Pioneers, Diaries, &C, stamped with such well known names as those of Col. Geo. Mor- 
gan, Judge Baker, Joseph Buel, and John Matthews. We heartily commend it for 
perusal to all who would know what the posterity of the pilgrims have done in the 

History of the old toivns Norridgewock and Canaan, comprising Nor- 
ridgewock, Canaan, Starks, Skowhegan, and Bloomfi eld, from their early 
settlement to the year 1849; including a Sketch of the Abnakis Indians. 
By J. W. Hanson, author of the History of Danvers. Memoriam majo- 
rum. Boston. 1849. 12mo. pp. 372. 

No Local History, perhaps passing over old Plymouth, and a very few other old towns, 
has more of interest associated with its name than Norridgewock. From a period beyond 
all records, it was, up to the time it became known to the English, possessed by the na- 
tives of the wilderness, the much dreaded and fierce Tarratines — a general name for all 
Eastern Indians at the period of the English settlements. 

Mr. Hanson has lately appeared before the public, as the title of the present work 
shows, and as our pages bear testimony, as author of another Local History. The short 
space between the issue of these works may naturally suggest the idea that one of them, 
at least, must have, of necessity, been a hurried performance. But the History of Nor- 
ridgewock, from the time of its settlement by the English, is, comparatively, very short, 
scarcely reaching back three-quarters of a century ; and hence, to declare its rise and pro- 
gress does not require so much time as those towns which have been settled about or above 
two hundred years. At all events, the present work of Mr. Hanson clearly shows us one 
thing, namely, that a great deal can be done in a little time, and pretty well done, too. Mr. 
Hanson very likely labored under considerable inconvenience, from being a stranger in the 
country, the history of which he had undertaken to write — not having resided there but a 
year when this work was issued. 

9$ Notices of New Publications. [Jan. 

The work is " got up " in excellent style, with many appropriate engravings, not the 
least interesting of which is a view of the monument erected to the memory of Father 
Rasles, at Old Point. This laudable work was done by Bishop Fenwick, of Boston, in 
1S33. Its height is about eighteen feet, including an iron cross at the summit, of two feet. 

The New HampsJdrc Annual Register, and United States Calendar, 
for the year 1850. By G. Parker Lyon. No. XXIX. Concord: pub- 
lished by G. T. Lyon. Asa M'Farland, Printer. 18mo. pp. 168. 

We take great pleasure in noticing this little annual of the Granite State, which, though 
small in size, is large in contents. Many are the formidable octavos, which, if reduced in 
proportion to the facts contained in them, would fill a much less space than does this small 
work. As one of our cotemporaries usually says, in speaking of similar books, every page, 
and even its covers, " are crammed full " of the best matter for such a work. Mr. Parker 
tells his patrons that, on account of an " overplus of matter," notwithstanding he has made 
it twenty-four pages larger this year than usual, " he has placed upon the covers some mat- 
ter which he did not feel at liberty to leave out.' ? We are obliged to him for this extra 
matter, for, on the second page of the cover, he has given a record of the deaths of the 
soldiers of the Revolution that have died in that State during the past year. The follow- 
ing had not come within our purview. 

Joseph Johnson, Enfield, 7 Nov., 1848, as. 88 years. 

Josiah Davis, New London, 21 Nov., se. 91 years. 

David Eaton, Seabrook, Nov., se. 94 years. 

Jonathan Burbank, Enfield, 2S Nov., se. 83 years. 

John Shirley, Fitzwilliam, 23 Nov., se. 94 years. 

Mr. Lovan, Salisbury, 24 Dec., se. about 100 years. 

Thomas Colby, Bow, 25 Dec, se. 92 years. 

Jacob Marsh, Pelham, as. 88 years. 

William York, Cornish, 1 Feb., se. 96 years. 

Isaac Noyes, Hampstead, 5 March, se. 88 years. 

Daniel Stearns, Newport, 4 May, se. 93 years. 

Joshua Palmer, Plainfield, se. 88 years. 

Moody Smith, Hopkinton, 7 Sept., se. 91 years. 

Jonathan Blandin, Bethlehem, 6 Aug., se. 96 years. 

Silas Leach, Lebanon, se. 96 years. 

The Massachusetts Quarterly Revieiv. No. IX. Decemeber, 1849. 
Boston : Published by Coolidge & Wiley, 12 Water street. 8vo. pp. 160. 

The prompt appearance of this work is a pretty good guarantee that it is well sustained, 
and that the Publishers are aware of the importance of being up with the expectations of 
their patrons. 

Not having had sufficient time at command to enable us to examine all the Articles con- 
tained in it, we can speak of them but partially. Some of them, we know, must be read 
by all those within whose reach the work may come. That one, particularly, upon " Mr. 
Polk's Administration." It is handled with the author's accustomed ability, and will be 
approved or condemned according to the degree of partizan feeling in the reader's mind. 
However much the writer may have thought that Administration was wanting in dignity, 
some of his readers, we fear, will think him a little wanting in the same ingredient. 

A Collection of Letters on Freemasonry, in chronological order, from 
the press of T. P. Marvin, 24 Congress St. Boston. 1849. 8vo. pp. 104. 

This contains the Hon. John C. Spencer's letter to a Committee in Alabama, Eev. Henry 
Tatein's, in reply to a summons of the Rhode Island Royal Arch Chapter, six letters from 
Hon. Richard Rush to various bodies, Arnold's escape aided by Freemasonry, and Hon. 
Edward Everett's opinion of secret societies. 

Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith, and the Rev. Samuel Deane, Pas- 
tors of the First Church in Portland. With Notes and Biographical No- 
tices : And a Summary History of Portland. By Wm. Willis. Port- 
land : Joseph S. Bailey. 1849. pp. 484. 

Mr. Willis, the editor of the work before us, though a gentleman of middle age, has 
been many years known to the public, not only as a good writer, but a writer on good and 

1850.] Notices of New Publications. 97 

important subjects. We believe he was among the first to establish the " Maine Histori- 
cal Society," and though devoted to the practice of the law, he has found time to prepare 
several Historical works, which, of their kind, rank deservedly very high. His " History 
of Portland " is an excellent work, and we believe "now out of print," as the phrase is 
(though very improper,) among booksellers. We hope to see it reprinted ere long, with 
such corrections and additions as its author could now make to it. 

We took occasion in another place * in this Periodical to say something about the Di- 
ary of the Rev. Thomas Smith : how his Mss., or some of them, had fared after being 
used, &c. Mr. Willis tells us that he has been able " to make further extracts from scat- 
tered leaves of the original Ms., which he has been able to obtain." We cannot state pre- 
cisely the amount of the additional matter rescued " from the scattered leaves," not hav- 
ing compared the former with the present edition. We are satisfied that all has been done 
on that score that can be, but it will always be lamented that the original has been de- 

Mr. Smith began his Journal in 1719, and continued it to 1788 ; and although he lived 
till 1795, it does not appear that he continued his Journal beyond the period specified. 
Its value is exceedingly great, especially as it comprehends events entirely beyond the 
range of the very few newspapers published during the greater part of the time which the 
Journal covers. 

The Diary of Mr. Deane is likewise very valuable; containing numerous items of Bi- 
ographical and Historical value, which but for it, would probably never have been pre- 
served. It begins in 1761, and ends in 1814. A brief account of Dr. Deane is given in 
our last volume, page 385. 

No work within our knowledge has issued from the American press with such a valuable 
amount of illustrative Notes as this; with the exception only of Mr. Savage's edition of 
Winthrop's Journal. In some respects the task of the editor of Winthrop, was more diffi- 
cult than that of Mr. Willis. These works are excellent models for those who would 
publish ancient historical works. 

It required an extensive knowledge of the history of N. England in general, and of 
Maine, in particular, to enable the Annotator of Smith and Deane to do what he has done 
for them. However disconnected and unintelligible the entries appear in the originals, 
Mr. Willis seems seldom at a loss to explain them. The mere mention of the name of an 
old inhabitant, is enough to bring to the mind of Mr. Willis his entire pedigree on this side of 
the Atlantic ; and Ave have it lucidly and succintly spread before us in a note. In short, his 
notes abound in pedigrees ; and if the people of Maine do not appreciate the great bene- 
fit Mr. Willis has been to them, we are sorry for them. No intelligent mind should be 
without such knowledge; nor will they be without it when once directed to it. Though 
there may be those who sneeringly utter cui bono ? let them remember that it might, with 
as much, nay, perhaps more propriety, be enquired, " of what utility or advantage has their 
whole existence been ? It is very convenient, sometimes, for the slothful and negligent to 
contemn those who are useful and industrious, by affecting to look upon their labors as of 
no value or importance. 

The work is admirably embellished with appropriate engravings. The Portrait of Mr. 
Smith, at full length, conveys to our mind a most excellent idea of an old gentleman of 
ante-revolutionary times. There is a lithographic bust of Dr. Deane, and a mezzotint of 
Dr. Nichols. This last is decidedly the finest thing we have seen. The Publisher, Mr. 
Bailey, has, in bringing out this work, established his reputation for good taste. He has 
"got up the work" in a style that would do credit to any publishing house in the country. 

Festival of the Sons of Neio Hampshire. With the Speeches of Messrs. 
Webster, Woodbury, Wilder, Bigelow, Parker, Dearborn, Hubbard, Good- 
rich, Hale, Plummcryj" [Plumer,] Wilson, Chamberlain, and others ; to- 
gether with the names of those present, and letters from distinguished in- 
dividuals ; celebrated in Boston, Nov. 7, 1849. Boston : James French, 
78 Washington street. 1850. 8vo. pp. 178. 

This is a curious book; or rather a book about a curiotis movement of certain individ- 
uals, who, for the want of something better to do than eating a great dinner in a great com- 
pany, so managed the matter, that they not only pleased themselves, but they now, 
through one of their number, Mr. French, are endeavoring to please every body else, by 
laying before them what was said and done on the occasion. 

It is needless for us to wade into the Contents of the volume, the newspapers were, so 
lately, " so full of the matter." The speeches, it may be observed, are generally "pretty 

* Vol II., p. 144-6, of the N. E. Hist, and Genealogical Register. 

t This gentleman never writes hiB name with two ms in it, nor do any members of the branch of the 
family to which he belongs. 


98 Notices of New Publications. [Jan. 

tolerably clever," as to style and manner; but we must confess that many of them would 
have suited any other latitude quite as well. But perhaps we expected what nobody else 
did, being rather singular and old fashioned in our notions. To be less general, we did 
expect to hear many anecdotes of individual enterprise ; how that enterprise had reacted 
upon the inhabitants of New Hampshire ; descriptions of manners and customs of differ- 
ent localities, and so on ; so that when this festival shall be celebrated on a ninth or tenth 
centennial, those who may then attend it, might have an opportunity to compare notes 
with us of this dark age. It may not be so much a matter of curiosity a thousand years 
hence, that such a festival was got up, as what curious facts were elicited by it. 

On the whole, this Festival was quite a nice and gratifying affair. It will doubtless be 
continued through all time to come. To our excellent and kind hearted friend, Dr. J. V. 
C Smith, belongs the honor of setting it on foot ; and we have entered it in our Diary as 
" Dr. Smith's New Hampshire Festival." So that is " fixed." 

Though no Poet, we would say a word about the Poetry perpetrated on the occasion, 
but we have used up all the space allotted for this notice, and can only remark, that it 
is playful, amusing, and full of wit ; especially the effusions of Mr. Kent and Mr. Fields. 

The following sentiment was intended for the occasion, and ought to be in the book : 
" The Sons of New Hampshire; like their native mountains, though unequal in altitude 
and capacity, are all made of pretty much the same material." 

Mr. French has brought out the work in excellent style, and has copies superbly 
bound, for presents. We hope the " Sons," who turned out so well at the Festival, won't 
fail to turn in to the Publisher's store and buy them. 

A History of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical 
Registers. By Justin Winsor. 

" To attend to the Neglected, and to remember the Forgotten." — Burke. 

Boston. 1849. 8vo. pp. 3G0. 

When Ave take up a book on any subject about which we are at all interested, one of 
the first enquiries that occurs to the mind, is, " Who is the author, and what has induced 
him to make such a book % " In regard to the first part of this natural enquiry, it may be 
stated, that Mr. Winsor is a very young man ; being only about seventeen years of age 
when he commenced his work, and not nineteen when he finished it. It is not always easy 
for us to account for our own particular bent of mind and inclinations ; and to undertake 
to account for them in others might subject us to the judgment of a want of understand- 
ing. We have often been asked, when it Avas that we began to have a taste for antiquities 
and historical details 1 The answer has always been, that we had no recollection when we 
did not have that taste and inclination. Mr. Winsor is very probably circumstanced very 
much as we and many others are in respect to this matter. 

Whoever has paid any attention to the preparation of a local history, must be aware of 
the great research it requires to get the necessary materials together. Not only great re- 
search is required, but patience and dilligence, too ; and then to arrange them in proper 
order, is another department not easily filled. To say that Mr. Winsor has exhibited 
proofs of research, patience and diligence, is small praise. He has not only shown that 
he possesses all those primary qualifications, but that he has the ability of arranging his 
materials as they should be arranged. And lastly, he has in his narrative part told the 
story of old Duxbury in a pleasing and unostentatious style, with fewer faults in this 
latter particular, than often times is the case with older and more practised writers. 

That there are not errors in the History of Duxbury is not pretended, for what book is 
without them ? but from the slight use we have made of it, we do account it as free from 
faults of this kind as any kindred work with which we are acquainted of equal mag- 

The work is very beautifully printed, and contains, here and there, an accurate copy of an 
autograph of an early father. As a frontispiece, we have a lithographic portrait of one of 
the descendants of John Alden, of the May Flower. 


Marriages and Deaths. 



Bond, Rev. Alvan, D. D., of Norwich, 
Ct., to Miss Sibby Ann W. Davis, for- 
merly of Concord, Ms., September. 

Dixon, Mr. Fitz Eugene, formerly of 
Boston, to Catharine Chew Dallas, 
dau. of Hon. Geo. M. Dallas, at Philadel- 
phia, 4 December. 

French, Mr. James, publisher, to Miss 
Lucinda, dau. of Simon Wilkinson, 
Esq., all of Boston, 26 December. 

Goodwin, Mr. W. F., to Miss Mary J. 
Brewster, dau. of Osmyn Brewster, 
Esq., all of Boston, 10 October. 

Knapp, Mr. Charles L., to Miss Abby, 
dau. of Nahum Ball, Esq., all of Boston, 
27 September. 

Searle, Geo. W. Esq., of Boston, to Miss 
Sarah F. Ball, dau. of Dr. S. Ball, of 
Northboro', at N. 

Winthrop, Hon. R. C, of Boston, to Mrs. 
Laura Derby Welles, 6 November. 


Abbot, Benjamin, LL. D., Exeter, N. H., 
25 Oct., ae. 87. The high calling, and 
long and useful labors of Dr. Abbot, are 
subjects, to do justice to which, it would 
require a volume. The great number of 
great minds he directed and elevated, 
through a space of fifty years, during 
which he presided over Phillips' Acad- 
emy, could not be comprehended in any 
moderate space. Were we to mention 
even a few, we might seem invidious ; 
but, there are some, at the mention of 
whose names, no comparisons will be 
drawn to the disadvantage of others. He 
. was certainly a fortunate teacher, who 
could boast of having instructed a Web- 
ster, an Everett, a Sparks, a Buckmin- 
ster, a Cass, and — but I can go no fur- 
ther in this brief record, though I have 
many that should be mentioned, were 
we attempting a catalogue of distinguish- 
ed pupils. 

Dr. Abbot grad. H. C. 1788, was a thor- 
ough classical scholar. In 1811, Dart- 
mouth College conferred on him the de- 
gree of LL. D. In 1839, at the age of 
77, he retired from the Professor's chair 
of the Academy ; on which occasion, 
there was a great gathering of his former 
pupils, which ended in a sort of jubilee, 
much to the gratification of all. A faith- 
ful portrait of the respected preceptor, was 
painted by Harding, for this occasion. 

Abbot, Capt. John L., Boston, 9 Oct., 
very suddenly. He was formerly a ship- 
master from this port, and a well known 
and respectable citizen ; was seized with 


sudden illness yesterday forenoon, while 
walking in North Market street, and was 
observed to stagger, by some gentlemen 
who knew him, and by whom he was as- 
sisted to his boarding house in High 
street, where he expired in a few minutes. 
He appeared in his usual health in the 
morning. Mrs. Abbot returned from Eu- 
rope, in the Hermann, and was expect- 
ed by her husband to reach home today. 
The news of his death, will be a sad 
blow. — Mail, 11 Oct. 1849. 
Abby, Mr. Mason, Belchertown,l8 Oct., 

ae. 90; a Revolutionary pensioner. 
Adams, John, W. Bloomfield, N. Y., 28 
Sept., ae. 89; a Revolutionary soldier, 
formerly of Alford, Ms. 
Adams, Mr. Joseph, Roxbury, 22 Nov., ae. 

99! years. 
Bacon, David, Esq., Templeton, 30 Nov., 
as. 95 years and 3 months, formerly of 
Plymouth; a Revolutionary patriot. 
Booker, Dea. Nathaniel, Palmer, 7 
Oct., as. 88 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 
Bisbee, Mr. Benjamin, Stoughton, 11 
Oct., 33. 90 years. He was born at West 
Bridgewater, October 16, 1759, and was 
the second son of Samuel Bisbee (then of 
that town,) who was a son of Elisha 
Bisbee, Esq., of Pembroke, who died in 
the year 1736, being, at the time of his 
decease, the Representative of Pembroke, 
in the General Court of the Province. 

The first Josiah Williams, of West 
Bridgewater, having, about the year 1747, 
married, for his second wife, the widow of 
Elisha Bisbee, Esq., her two sons, Sam- 
uel Bisbee, (the father of the deceased,) 
and Benjamin Bisbee, (an uncle of the 
deceased,) also moved to West Bridge- 
water; and Benjamin, having enlisted 
from that town into the service, was 
killed Sept. 8, 1755, in the memorable en- 
gagement at the foot of Lake George, in 
or near, what is now the town of White- 
hall, N. Y., between the Provincial forces 
under Gen. Sir William Johnson and 
Gen. Lyman, of Connecticut, and the 
French and Indians, commanded by Bar- 
on Dieskau; in which, the latter, (after 
gaining some success in the early part 
of the day, by routing the advance guard 
of 1200 men under Col Williams, and 
killing Col. Williams,) were utterly de- 
feated, and Dieskau wounded and taken 

Pursuant to the uncle's request, on his 
departure for the service, that, if his broth- 
er should ever have a son, to name him 
Benjamin, the subject of this notice was 
at his birth named accordingly. 

Mr. Bisbee was a lineal descendant of 
Thomas Bisbee, (or Besbedge, as it was 
then spelled,) one of the first settlers of 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Seituate. and deacon of the first church 
theie, in 163S. The grandmother of the 
deceased on the mother's side, Hannah 
Williams, was a daughter-in-law, and 
was brought up in the family of Rev. 
James Keith, the first minister of Bridge- 
water, who was settled there seven years 
before King Phillip's war, and who 
pteached there till his death, in 1719. 
His mother, Martha Snell, was a grand- 
daughter of Thomas Snell, a proprietor 
of the township of Bridgewater, and by 
far the greatest landholder that ever 
lived in that town. 

The deceased moved with his father's 
family, from West Bridgewater, to the 
very farm in Stonghton, (on which he 
died.) about the year 1764. 

Immediately on the breaking out of the 
war of the Revolution, he enlisted into 
the service, and stood in his column, 
at Inman's farm, Cambridge, with his 
loaded musket, on the day of the battle 
of Bunker Hill. He continued in the 
service four years, was at the battle at 
Monmouth, and once shuok hands with 
"Washington himself. 

After the war of the Revolution, he 
returned to Stoughton,and by a life of in- 
dustry, frugality, and of exemplary con- 
duct, became the owner of a competent es- 
tate, leaving, at his decease, a farm of two 
hundred acres of valuable land. Though 
for some years after, pensions were grant- 
ed, he was allowed none, on account of 
his property ; yet, since 1832, he received 
a pension of $80 per annum. An obitu- 
ary notice of his brother Samuel, who 
served during the whole war of the Revo- 
lution, and who was older than the de- 
ceased, and who died May 28, 1845, ap- 
peared in one of the numbers of this 
paper, published in June, 1845. — E. A. 
Canton, Ms. 
Bukbank, Gen. Caleb, Milbury, 9 Dec, 
as. 88 ; extensively known, formerly, as a 
manufacturer of paper. 
Cook, Mrs. Abigail Cressy, at Boston, 
15 Nov., a?. 57 ; wife of Benjamin Cook, 
Esq., of Gardiner, Me. Mr. C. had sailed 
for California but a few days before. 
Dana, John Winchester, Waterford, 
Washington Co., O., 20 August, eb. 38. 
He was an unassuming young gentle- 
man, of much intelligence, and leaves 
a wife and two young daughters to 
mourn their irreparable loss. In his 
death, the male line of this branch of the 
family, becomes extinct. Mr. Dana was 
an exemplification of those virtues which 
so highly adorn all those who possess 
them. The father of the deceased, was 
Mr. Benjamin Dana, who emigrated to 
Ohio when it was a territorial wilder- 
ness, and settled at Waterford, where, by 
his great industry, he made one of the 
finest farms in Ohio. He was a gentle- 

man of the highest respectability ; an ex- 
ample of integrity, perseverance and en- 
ergy. He died 22 July, 1S39, in his 69th 
year. — Communicated. 
Dixon, Thomas, Esq., Boston, 15 Sept., 
ae. 68. He was the son of Thomas 
Dickson, or Dixon, a Scotch gentleman, 
and was born in the city of Westmin- 
ster, County of Middlesex, England, 20 
Jan., 1781. He removed, when young, 
with his parents, to Belgium, and after- 
wards to the Netherlands, where, in 1808, 
he was appointed Magistrate of the then 
important city of Flushing. During 
the time of the French Revolution, he 
was twice imprisoned, and once con- 
demned to the guillotine ; and in 1810, by 
special order of the Emperor Napoleon, 
he was arrested, and confined in the 
Prison La Force, in Paris. He was de- 
tained there more than fifteen months, 
the first sixty days of which, were 
passed in a dungeon. In September, 
1811, he was released from prison, and 
sent into exile at Macon, in Burgundy, 
being exiled there for life : and his prop- 
erty, in Holland, was all ordered to be 
sold, and the proceeds reinvested in 
France. He remained at Macon until 
January, 1814, when he escaped, with a 
detachment of Austrian troops, part of 
the advance of the army of General 
Count Bubna. 

On his return to Flushing, he was re- 
instated in his office of ^Magistrate; 
but, shortly after, he placed his resigna- 
tion thereof into the hands of H. M. 
William I., King of the Netherlands. 

In 1816, he visited this country, where 
he married a daughter of the late Benj. 
Parrott Homer, Esq.. of Boston, and on 
his return to the U.S. in 1.822, he set- 
tled in this city. 

He was Knight of the Order of the 
Netherlands Lion, and of the Order of 
the Lily, and Consul of the Netherlands 
for the States of Massachusetts, Maine, 
New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. 
Eastman, Mrs. Anna, widow of the late 
Simeon E. Landaff, N. H., 3 Dec, 03. 86. 
Everett, Mrs. Abigail, Providence, R. I., 
20 Sept., in her 88th year, widow of Dr. 
Abijah Everett, late of Attleboro' Mass. 
Folger, Hon. Walter, Nantucket, 8 
Sept., a?. 84. Thus has passed away one 
of the most remarkable men of any age 
or country, as full of honors as of years. 
No man has probably done more for sci- 
ence than Walter Folger. In some re- 
spects he more than equalled his kins- 
man Frankltn, whose portrait he much 
resembled. Had he lived in a less iso- 
lated situation, his usefulness would 
have been greater, and his rare genius 
more extensively known. He was al- 
most entirely self taught. He was the 
only son, but the fourth child of Wal- 


Marriages and Deaths. 


lis and Elizabeth Folger, and was born 
12th of June, 1765. In 1785 he mar- 
ried Anna, dan. of Alexander Ray. She 
died in 1S44. Of a family of nine chil- 
dren that lived to grow up, all but one 
have families. 

When in his 70th year, Mr. Folger be- 
gan to prepare the genealogies of the 
families of Nantucket. This labor he 
continued to near the time of his death. 
He was a member of the Ms. Hist. So- 
ciety in its early days ; and some of his 
papers are published in its collections. 
His parents were Quakers; and though 
he was brought up in that doctrine, he 
seems to have neglected it when he ar- 
rived at manhood. 

Foster, Mrs. Mary, Warwick, R. I., 15 
Sept., ae 90 years and 8 mos. 

French, Mrs. Ann, Brookline, 10 Oct., se. 
88; widow of the late Benjamin French. 

Gibbs, Mrs. Catharine, Boston, 12 Dec, 
se. 83 ; widow of Maj. Caleb Gibbs of the 
army of the revolution. 

Gilbert, Dr. Daniel, Boston, 5 August, 
ae. 54; after a very short illness. He was 
an active and valuable member of the N. 
Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. He was son of Mr. 
Humphrey Gilbert of Brookfield,and was 
born in that town. He practised medi- 
cine for some years in Brattleboro', Vt., 
with good success. The description of 
a country doctor, as given by Miss Har- 
riet Martineau, in her retrospect of West- 
ern travel, was actually that of Dr. Gil- 
bert. He had resided in Boston several 
years previous to his death. 

Goddard, Mrs. Sarah. Roxbury, 11 Dec, 
ae. 78, relict of the late Ebenezer God- 
dard, Esq. 

Goodrich, Hon. Elizur, Hartford, Ct., ae. 

Harvey, Mrs. Dorothy, Northwood, N. 
H., widow of the late Hon. John H., and 
dau., of the late Hon. John Wentworth, 
of Dover, 28 Dec, ae. 70 1-2 yrs. 

Herrick, Gen. Jedediah, Hamden, Me., 
19 Oct., ae. 69. He was born in Lewis- 
ton, Me., Jan. 9, 1780. He was the au- 
thor and publisher of an extended gene- 
alogical history of the Herrick family, 
evincing much patient research and la- 
borious investigation, and was latterly 
engaged in collecting materials in refer- 
ence to the early history of the Preston, 
Hayward, Leach, Scales, and Kilham 
families, from which he also descended. 
His father was Joseph Herrick, Esq., of 
Lewiston, Me., who was the son of Ma- 
jor Israel Herrick, who was in the army 
as early as 1745, and in the battle of 
Bunker Hill. Israel resided, at different 
times, at Topsfield, Methuen, and Box- 
ford, in this State. He was the son of 
Benjamin, who lived in Beverly and 
Wenham, and at Gage's Ferry, in Me- 
thuen ; said Benjamin being son of Jo- 
seph, who settled on a farm given him 

by his father, in the N. W. corner of Bev- 
erly, near Wenham line; and removed 
thence to Marblehead and kept a tavern ; 
and thence to a farm on Mina Hill, in 
Topsfield. He gave a lot for a burial- 
ground, March 13, 1739, about half a 
mile south of Agawam River, which is 
still occupied as such. He died Sept. 
11, 1794. His father was Joseph Her- 
rick, Esq., of Cherry Hill, then in Sa- 
lem, now Beverly ; who married, 1st, Sa- 
rah, daughter of Richard Leach, Feb. 7, 
1667; she died about 1674. He then 
married Mary Endicott, about 1678, who 
died Sept. 14, 1706. He was the fifth 
son of Henry Herrick, the ancestor of 
most of the name in this country. He 
was himself the father often children, 
and acquired a considerable estate, most- 
ly, as is believed, by trade with the West 
India Islands. Late in life, he is styled 
" Gouvernor " on the church records, and 
also in the diary of the Rev. Mr. Greene, 
of Salem ; and, after his decease, he bears 
the same title on the Probate records. 
Whence he derived this title is uncertain. 
Mr. Felt thinks he was at one time Gov- 
ernor of one of the West India Islands. 

Hersey, Mr. John, Hingham, 15 Nov., ae. 
89 ; a pensioner of the revolution. 

Hobbs, Col. Josiah, Falmouth, Me., 29 
Oct., ae. 87, on the day of his death. He 
was a revolutionary patriot. 

Kilbourn, Mrs. Elizabeth, Windsor, 
Vt., 4 Dec, ae. 95, relict of James Kil- 

Kirk, Mrs. Mary, Boston, at the residence 
of her son, Rev. E. N. K., 5 Oct., ae. 75. 

Kittell,Miss Mary, Concord, 4 Oet.,ae. 
95; a native of Charlestown. She was 
the last of a family of twelve children — 
ten of whom lived to be over 70, and one 
to be 99 1-2 years. 

Lathrop, Mrs. Mary, in Grand Lake, 
Ark., 5 Sept., ae. 90 ; consort of Thomas 
Lathrop, formerly of Cohasset, Ms. 

Little, Edward, Esq., Danville, Me., 21 
Sept., ae. 76 ; a native of Newbury. He 
grad. D. C, 1797, practised law in New- 
buryport about 14 years. The well 
known law reports bearing his name, 
were published by him. 

Lord, Asa, Orange. 30 Nov., 33. 88, a rev- 
olutionary pensioner. 

Merriam, Mks- Mehittable, Portsmouth, 
N. H., ae. 85 ; widow of Mr. Jonas Mer- 
riam, formerly of Topsfield, Ms. 

Miller, Rev. Samuel, D. D., Princeton, 
N. J., 8 Jan., in his 81st year. At the 
close of the eighteenth century, Dr. Mil- 
ler, then a clergyman in the city of N. 
York, Cwe believe the same,) published 
"A Retrospect" of that century, in 
two volumes, octavo. It is a work of 
great research, discovering its author to 
have been a scholar of great learning; 
and although it has '.' on the shelf neglect- 
ed laid " for many years, it will be found 


Marriages and Deaths. 


in the'libraries of all good scholars and 
book collectors of judgment and dis- 
crimination. And though he has pub- 
lished many other works, we look upon 
this as the most important of them, and 
that which will best preserve his name. 
He was an early member of the Ameri- 
can Philosophical Society, and a cor- 
responding member of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society. He has proba- 
bly left a large amount of valuable MSS. 

Minot, Joanna, Boston. 29 Sept., ae. 7S. 
She was dau. of Samuel, and Elizabeth 
Davis, Me. 

M'Lellan. Isaac, Esq., Boston, 13 Sept., 
re. SO. Mr. M. was a highly respected 
merchant for about forty years. He came 
to Boston, from Portland, above thirty 
years since. 

Morgan, Mr. Daniel, Middle Haddam, 
Ct., 9 Dec, 2d. S9; a revolutionary pen- 

Parsons, Dr. John "Wilks, 29 Sept., ae. 
71 ; he was son of " Old Dr. Jos. P.," who 
served throughout the war of the revo- 
lution as a captain, and died in his na- 
tive town, Rye, in 1832, a?. 86. See Par- 
sons'* Pedigree, p. 268. 

Phelps, Rev. Dudley, Groton, 24 Sept. 
He was a grad. of Yale, class of 1823. 

Preble, Mrs. Nancy G. T.,wife of Hon. 
Wm. P. Preble, Portland, 17 Oct., 1849, 
as. 64; "a lady of inestimable worth and 
truth — of the most lively christian life 
and spirit — as a wife, mother, sister and 
friend, an unspeakable loss." 

Rogers, Rev. Peter, Waterloo, 111., 33. 99 
yrs., 4 mos. and 10 days. He was one of 
Washington's Life Guards in the war of 

Rumrill, Mr. Thomas, Roxbury, 10 Nov., 
suddenly, 33. 87 ; a revolutionary pen- 

Smith, Captain Zoath, of Buxport, 
Hampden, Me., 21 Dec, 33. 86. In the 
Revolution, he was cast into the Mill 

Shumway, Mr. Benjamin, Rowe, a Rev- 
olutionary pensioner, 33. 96 years, 9 mo., 
18 days. 

Smith, Capt. Theophilus M., Plymouth, 
Ct, 8 Sept., 03. 92; a soldier of the Rev- 

Thacher, Thomas C, East Cambridge, 
24 Sept., a?. 79; formerly a minister at 
Lynn, a grad. of H. C, class 1798. 

Thaxter, Mr. Jacob, Boston, 19 Dec, 33. 
44. . 

Thomas, Mrs. Lucy, Winthrop, Me., 10 
Sept., SB. 85 ; formerly of Middleboro', Ms. 

Train, Rev. Charles, Framingham, 17 
Sept., ae. 07. 

Tucker, Miss Catharine, Newbury, 4 
Oct., 33. 84; the last survivor of the fam- 
ily of the late Rev. John Tucker. 

White, Hon. Leonard, Haverhill, 10 Oct., 
ae. 82, He was a native of Haverhill, a 

direct descendant of William White, the 
first settler of Haverhill, and of the Rev. 
George Phillips, the first pastor of Water- 
town. He took his christian name from 
his maternal grandfather, the Rev. Na- 
thaniel Leonard, of Plymouth, who was 
a descendant of James Leonard. His 
grandfather Leonard married the daugh- 
ter of Daniel Rogers, of Ipswich, was the 
Register of Probate for this County for 
twenty years, and a practising physician, 
who, on his return from a visit, was be- 
wildered in a snow-storm, and perished. 
Mr. White was the classmate and friend 
of John Quincy Adams, and they were, 
before going to College, fellow students 
with the Rev. Mr. Shaw, of Haverhill. 
They were of the class of 1789, at Har- 
vard college. When Mr. White gradu- 
ated, he was associated in his com- 
mencement performance with James 
Lloyd and Jonathan Amory, two other 
members of that class. At the period of 
his college life, every freshman i»ad his 
patron, selected by himself, in the senior 
class; and Mr. White was the patron of 
President Quincy. Mr. White married 
early to Mary, the eldest daughter of 
Hon. Tristram Dalton, and the grand- 
daughter of " King" Hooper, of Marble- 
head. By this marriage, he had a nu- 
merous family. This lady died some 
ten years since, and, during his last years, 
he was again married, to Mrs. Cum- 
mings. Perhaps no man ever lived more 
distinguished for fidelity to every trust, 
and punctuality in the performance of 
every duty. He was, a great many years, 
Town Clerk and Treasurer, and repre- 
sented his town in the Legislature, and 
his District in Congress, from 1811 to 
1813. At this period, the Merrimack 
Bank was incorporated, and he became 
its first cashier, which office he held, 
with unsullied reputation, for a quarter 
of a century, and until the infirmities of 
age rendered repose from its arduous du- 
ties necessary. He was a real gentle- 
man of the old school, of the kindest and 
most cheerful disposition. He was a 
member of the Baptist church, and his 
old age was cheered by the benignant 
light and cheering hopes of the gospel, 
in which he was a firm believer, and 
an humble and faithful follower. Mod- 
est, retiring and unassuming, he enjoyed 
the most unbounded confidence and trust 
in his integrity. For the last two years, 
he declined, under the repeated attacks 
of paralysis, and his death was as quiet 
and undisturbed as an infant's sleep ; and 
on his tomb-stone may be most emphat- 
ically inscribed — 
" Here lies an honest man." 14, Oct., 1849. 
Wentworth, Mr. Thomas H., Oswego, 
N. Y., 18, Dec, as. 68. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Wiley, Mr. John, Boston, 6 Nov., jc. 30. 
Mr. Wiley was one of those iare individ- 
uals, who, we can truly say, lived with- 
out an enemy in the world, so far as we 
know, and we have known him for many 
years. His loss is severely felt in many 
places, and deeply mourned wherever he 
was known. His deportment was ami- 
ableness personified, and he was a pat- 
tern of kindness, adorned by every social 

Mr. Wiley Was son of Thomas Wiley, 
of Roxbury, Mass., and was born March 
19, 1819. His mother is daughter of 
Edmund Wright, of Boston. He was the 
junior partner in the extensive printing 
establishment where our work has al- 
ways been printed. Here, he occupied 
the important place of Proof Reader, and 
probably no work ever issued from the 
press of Messrs. Coolidge & Wiley which 
was not much benefited by his sugges- 
tions and corrections. 

Williams, Anna, Ashfield, 9 Dec, ae. 80 5 
relict of John Williams, Esq., of Con- 
way, and dau. of the late Colamore Stod- 
dard, Esq., of Northampton. 

Woodward, Thomas Green, New Ha- 
ven, Ct., 11 August, ge. 60 years. Mr. W. 
was, for many years, associate editor of 
the Connecticut Herald, and by his ex- 
traordinary abilities and tact, attained 
great political influence in all parts of 
his native State. It has been asserted, 
that, as a political writer of his time, he 
had but few equals. As a citizen and 
friend, none stood higher. He was de- 
scended from Henry Woodward, a phy- 
sician, who came to New England with 
Rev. Richard Mather, and finally settled 
in Northampton, Ms., where he was ac- 
cidentally killed by a " mill wheel." He 
had a son, John, who left four sons. One 
of them, John, had a son, Israel, which 
Israel, had a son, Nathan, who was father 
of Moses Hawkins Woodward, which 
last, was father of the subject of this ar- 
ticle. — Communicated. 

Wentworth, Mr. Nathaniel, Canton, 
9 July, in the 88th year of his age. Mr. 
Wentworth was born in Canton, then 
Stoughton, November 11th, 1761, and 
was the third son of Samuel Wentworth, 
of the same town, who was one of the 
three sons of Charles Wentworth, one 
of the first settlers of that part of Dor- 
chester, South Precinct, afterwards in- 
corporated into a town by the name of 
Stoughton, which is now Canton. 

Mr. Charles Wentworth, the grandfa- 
ther of the deceased, with his brothers, 
John, Edward, and Shubael, and his sis- 
ters, Elizabeth, (afterwards the wife of 
John Kenney,) and Abigail, (afterwards 
the wife of Benjamin Jordan,) came from 
what place, is now unknown, to what is 
now Canton. There was a tradition that 
they came from some place on the East 

shore, and also a declaration, by one of 
the brothers oi the deceased, who died 
in 1816, that the ancestor, Charles, and 
his three brothers and two sisters, came 
from P^ngland. It is said ; by Rev. Eras- 
tus Wentworth, President of McKendrec 
College, Lebanon, Illinois, who, or whose 
father, is a great-grandson of Shubael 
Wentworth. above named, that the four 
brothers and two sisters came here from 
Maine. Whether they were descendants 
of Rev. Wm. Wentworth, the ancestor 
of a numerous posterity, who came early 
to Dover, N. H., and died there, March 
16, 1697, at the age of about 90 years, is 
not known. There is a resemblance in 
the family names to a considerable ex- 
tent, and Gov. John Wentworth, the last 
royal Governor of New Hampshire, gave 
a township of land, in Coos County, 
N. H,, to the deceased and younger broth- 
er, John, shortly before the Revolution. 

The name of the grandfather of the 
deceased, Charles Wentworth, appears 
on the records of Dorchester, South Pre- 
cinct, as early as 1717, and on the Pre- 
cinct records, in 1736, as one of the prin- 
cipal men, and one of the freeholders of 
the hist Precincts of Stoughton, now 
Canton, and who died in 1780, aged 96. 
Dorchester, South Precinct, was incor- 
porated December 22, 1726, into a town 
by the name of Stoughton, and Canton, 
the most ancient settlement, and which 
was formerly called Old Stoughton, was 
taken off from Stoughton, and incorpo- 
rated into a new town, February 23, 1797. 

The deceased died on the spot where 
his grandfather lived and died, the an- 
cient estate becoming, many years ago, 
his own. 

The deceased witnessed the excite- 
ment and rushing together of the militia, 
from what is now Norfolk County, to 
fire upon the British troops, returning 
from Concord and Lexington. He served 
six months in the army ot the Revolu- 
tion, and the principal part of his duty 
was to guard the British prisoners of 
war, captured under Burgoyne, at Sar- 
atoga, who were marched down in No- 
vember, 1777, onto Bunker Hill, and 
kept there in barracks, until into the 
spring of 1778; and he frequently men- 
tioned having once seen Gen. Burgoyne 
there, attending a Court Martial, or hear- 
ing on the occasion of one of the guard 
having fired and killed one of the Brit- 
ish prisoners. 

Though possessed of an ample estate, 
acquired mainly by his own industry, he 
drew a small pension, in the latter years 
of his life, for his Revolutionary services. 

The deceased had a large acquaintance 
in this part of the County, and was high- 
ly respected. — Communicated by E- A* 

104 Notices to Contributors, $c. [Jan. 

Rev. Joseph Barlow Felt, President. 

Rev. Lrcius Robinson Paige, Vice President. 

Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, Corresponding Secretary . 

Rfv. Samuel Hopkins Rid dell, Recording Secretary. 

Mr. William Henry Montague, Treasurer. 

Mr. David Pulsifer, Librarian. 

Mr. Thomas B. Wyman, Jr., Cabinet Keeper and Searcher of Records. 

02P* It is proposed to publish, in as early a number of our work as practicable, the List 
of Original Subscribers to Prince's New England Chronology. The great impor- 
tance of that list of names, must forcibly strike the mind of every intelligent individual in 
the community, as it seems to us, whose attention has been directed to it even in a cas- 
ual way. 

We regard that catalogue of venerable names as the best, that can be furnished of the 
literary Fathers of New England, half way between the " Landing of the Pilgrims " of 
New England, and our own times. Some of them were sons, and many of them were 
grandsons of the Pilgrims themselves, and their immediate posterity now cover the land ; 
hence they form an all important link between thousands of the present day and those 
who first began " this wilderness work." 

This announcement of our intention is made, to give our friends and patrons an oppor- 
tunity to aid us, by furnishing such brief biographical and genealogical notes to accompany 
said list of subscribers as they may have the inclination or means of making. And we 
would say to them, that the sooner they attend to our suggestion, the sooner the list will 

There is another reason for the re-publication of Prince's Subscribers. In 1826, Mr. 
Nathan Hale reprinted a fine and beautiful edition of the Chronology, in 8vo, (just ninety 
years after the first,) but he omitted the list of subscribes! Now Ave intend to have a few 
extra copies struck off to accompany Mr. Hale's edition, to be bound up with it, if any 
persons have a desire so to appropriate it. 

E^ At the solicitation of Members and with the approbation of the Government of the 
New Eng. Hist. Genealogical Soc, the Subscriber would give notice, that he is prepared 
to make researches in Probate and Conveyance Registries, Town and Church Re- 
cords, &c, for the ascertaining of Ancestry, Descent, and collateral Lineage. Per- 
sons desiring such information may be assured of his most faithful endeavors, and punc- 
tual attention. His charges will be moderate, and according to the nature of the service. 

All Communications, when accompanied by a remittance, must be Post Paid. 

Many enquiries may be limited, and one or two dollars may cover the cost. When en- 
quiries are thus limited, a remittance will be expected to accompany the order. 

Thomas B. Wyman, Jr. 
Library of the Genealogical Society, 

1 January, 1850. No. 8 Massachusetts Block, Court Square. 

C^ Meetings of the Society are hald regularly at its Rooms, on the first Wednesday 
of every month, at 4 o'clock P. M. 

03^ Several new works have been received, which will be noticed in our next number. 

CEP* John G. Locke, Esq., of Boston, late of Lowell, is preparing a genealogy of the 
family of Locke, and will be glad of any information on the subject. 

[XP* We would respectfully invite the attention of readers to the last article on the last 
page of the cover of this work. 

FOr* Donations for the Library of the Society have been received from the follow- 
ing gentlemen, namely : 

Francis Jackson, Esq.. Boston. Charles Ewer, Esq., Boston. 

Mr. Gardiner Lyon, Concord, N. H. Mr. Reuben Rawson Dodge, Sutton. 

Jonathan Marsh, Esq., Quincy. Hon. Saml. Armstrong, Boston. 

Mr. Jos. Warren Wright, Boston. Mr. T. L. Howe, Dorchester. 

Mr. Wm. H. Montague, " Mr. C J. F. Binney, Boston. 
Hon. Wm. Plumer, Jr., Epping, N. H. 


VOL. IV. APRIL, 1850. NO. II. 


The foremost of the little band who signed the Social Compact on 
board the May Flower, was Deacon John Carver ; and the first notice 
we have of him, is in 1617, when he was sent to England in company 
with Mr. Robert Cushman, in the agency of the puritans at Leyden, 
he being at that time deacon of Mr. Robinson's Church. This embas- 
sy seems to have been the earliest step of any importance that was 
taken by the Leyden congregation towards a permanent removal to 
America, and had for its direct object certain preparatory measures, 
which were deemed of great importance by this little band of religious 
exiles, — namely, negotiations with the Virginia Company, for certain 
grants and privileges, and the procuration from the King, of his permis- 
sion to enjoy perfect religious freedom in the new country, for which they 
hoped soon to embark. Negotiations for these purposes were carried 
on in England, for a considerable time, with very little satisfaction to 
the agents ; and, although they did not make their unsuccessful return 
to Holland until May, in the year 1618, it is evident that Mr. Carver, 
in the meantime, passed over to the congregation at Leyden, late in 
the year 1617, for advice and instructions, Mr. Cushman remaining 
alone in England to prosecute the business until the return of his as- 
sociate, with the views of their constituents. This undertaking proving 
unsuccessful, Mr. Carver was discontinued as Mr. Cushman's coadjutor 
in the agency ; and in February, 1619, the ruling Elder of the church, 
Mr. William Brewster, (not Bradford, as commonly stated,) was sent 
in his- stead, when Mr. Cushman went over to England the second 
time, and succeeded in procuring the patent which was granted to Mr. 

14 ' 

106 John Carver. [April, 

John Wineob. However, -when Mr. Cushman was sent to England in 
1620, to provide the vessel, and make other final arrangements for the 
removal to America, Mr. Carver accompanied him, although the latter 
remained at Southampton, while the former procured at London the 
May Flower, and made the other necessary arrangements with Mr. 
Thomas Weston, for the transportation of the pilgrims and their fami- 
lies. While at Southampton, Mr. Carver received the farewell letter 
from his beloved pastor, Mr. John Robinson, who was with the congre- 
gation at Leyden. 

On their arrival in America, our fathers drew up and signed the 
famous compact, which ranks as the earliest existing essay at forming a 
republican constitution ; and under this, Mr. Carver was selected to 
be their first Governor. To this office he was chosen for the remainder 
of the year, which ended in the following March ; and on the twenty- 
third day of that month he was re-chosen, and confirmed in the same 
office for the ensuing civil year. The duties of this office he fulfilled 
with great acceptation until his death, which occurred about one fort- 
night after his second election. 

When any labor was to be performed or danger to be encountered, 
Governor Carver was always among the foremost. He was one of the 
party who went in the shallop, on the sixth of December, 1620, on the 
voyage of discovery to Grampus Bay ; was present at the " First En- 
counter," and was also one of those who went on shore at Clarke's Island, 
on Saturday, the ninth day of December, and who landed on the far 
famed rock at Plymouth, on the ever memorable Monday, the eleventh 
day of December, 1620 ; the day which has been selected for celebra- 
tion as Forefathers' Day, and which, according to the calendar now in 
use, happens on the twenty-first day of the month, the day of the winter 
solstice, and the shortest in the year. When John Goodman and Peter 
Browne were lost, on the twelfth of January, 1620-1, and were, in their 
belief, in danger of being destroyed by the savages and lions, he and a 
few others went directly in search of them. On the fourteenth of the 
same month, while he and Mr. William Bradford were lying sick in the 
great new Rendezvous, where w T ere deposited the ammunition and load- 
ed muskets, they barely escaped with life, the same being consumed 
with fire, which had accidentally been communicated to it by a spark. 
We find him, next, on the seventh of March, with five others, at the 
great Ponds ; and on the twenty-second of the same month, he made 
the first treaty of peace and alliance with Massasoit, a great Sagamore 
of the natives. Our next notice of him, is his re-election to the office 
of Governor, as already mentioned ; and immediately after this, follows 

1850.] John Carver. 107 

the account of his illness and death. His last sickness was of short 
duration, he being seized with that species of apoplexy which, in ad- 
vanced life, is superinduced by great bodily fatigue and mental exer- 
tion. This happened on the fifth day of April, 1621 , while he was in 
the field with the pilgrims who were employed in the domestic labor 
of planting, and he died in a few days, probably debilitated by his late 
sickness, and much oppressed and fatigued by his great anxiety and 
care in attending his sick and dying companions, nearly one half of 
whom had gone to their long homes before him. His death was a 
cause of much lamentation amongst the colonists, and he was bur- 
ied by them in the best manner possible, and with as much solemnity 
as they were capable of performing, with several discharges of mus- 
kets by all that carried arms. His character is given in full, by Sec 
retary Morton, in the manuscript records of the First Church of Ply- 
mouth, in the following words : < Before I pass on, I may not omit to 
take notice of the sad loss the church and this infant Commonwealth 
sustained by the death of Mr. John Carver, who was one of the dea- 
cons of the church in Leyden, and now had been, and was their first 
Governor ; this worthy gentleman was one of singular piety, and rare for 
humility, which appeared as otherwise. So by his great condescendency, 
when as this miserable people were in great sickness, he shunned not 
to do very mean services for them, yea, the meanest of them ; he bare 
a share, likewise, of their labors in his own person, according as their 
great necessity required ; who, being one also of a considerable es- 
tate, spent the main part of it in this enterprise, and from first to last 
approved himself, not only as their agent in the first transacting of 
things, but also all along to the period of his life, to be a very benefi- 
cial instrument ; he deceased in the month of April, in the year 1621, 
and now is reaping the fruit of his labor with the Lord.' 

Carver's family, at the time of his signing the compact, consisted of 
eight persons ; namely, himself, his wife, his daughter Elizabeth, John 
Howland, the boy Jasper, whom we have no authority to call his son, 
and three other, unknown persons, who died before the division of cat- 
tle, in 1627. At the permanent division of land, in the spring of 
1624, (not 1623,) he and his wife being dead, and Elizabeth, his 
daughter having become the wife of Mr. John Howland, the name of 
Carver does not appear among the names of recipients. This fact 
proves conclusively, that the name became extinct in the Colony, until 
the arrival, in subsequent years, of others bearing the name. There 
is no evidence that any other person who bore the name was descended 
from the Governor. Those who did bear the name the earliest, held 

108 John Carver. [April, 

no rank, either in Church or State ; and Robert, one of the most distin- 
guish ?d and earliest among them, was not admitted to be a freeman of 
the Colony until 1648, and then not before he had made several at- 
tempts to obtain that privilege. A near relative of their revered 
Deacon, and sainted first Governor, would have undoubtedly been re- 
ceived among our forefathers with peculiar veneration. 

Carver's wife, whose baptismal name has never reached us, died in 
May, 1621, about six weeks after the decease of her husband. Jas- 
per, (the boy of Mr. Carver,) died on the sixth day of December, the 
same day that Governor Carver started for Grampus Bay, on the third 
voyage of discovery. It is not probable that the Governor would have 
left his son at the point of death, to go on a voyage of discovery, when 
there were others who could have performed the duty as well ; there- 
fore it would be preposterous to infer that Jasper was his son, and he 
must be regarded only as a boy of the family, and in no nearer 
relation. Elizabeth, the only child of whom we have any knowledge, 
married Mr. John Rowland before the year 1624, hers being the third, 
if not the second wedding in the Colony. When she arrived in the 
May Flower, she was not fourteen years old, and was consequently of 
too tender an age to be a wife, as has been supposed by some to 
have been the case. She died at Swansey, on the twenty-first day of 
December, in the year 1687, and was eighty years of age. As to the 
other three of this family there has been much conjecture. Some 
have supposed that Henry Samson and Humility Cooper were of this 
family, because their names appear in connection with those who had 
grants of land, in 1624, as coming in the May Flower. As the origi- 
nal record of this division of land is not in existence, and the memo- 
randum which is preserved among the Old Colony Records contains 
errors ; as these names occur at the end of the list of the May 
Flower passengers, and immediately precede the list of those who 
came in the Fortune ; as their land lies between, and equally joins that 
of the passengers of both the May Flower and the Fortune ; and as 
they are not needed in the May Flower to make up the number of pas- 
sengers, but for the same purpose are needed in the Fortune, we 
have strong reasons to believe that these individuals belonged to the 
Fortune instead of the May Flower, and that the memorandum was 
not taken from any record made at the time, but was made in after 
year3, when the volume was first used as a book of record, and at 
that time was made either from a plot of the land, or from a knowledge 
of how each man's land laid at the time of making the memorandum. 
It matters not, however, who the three remaining persons of this fami- 

1850.] Upitaph. 109 

lj were, as they were not alive in the year 1625, and as they left no 
issue behind them. 

Belonging to the Massachusetts Historical Society, and in their hall 
at Boston, is a sword, said to have been formerly the property of Gov- 
ernor Carver. This sword was presented to the Society in the year 
1795, by Mr. Ichabod Shaw, of Plymouth, a descendant of many of 
the passengers of the May Flower, and who had collected and pre- 
served with the greatest veneration, many of the memorials of our 
forefathers. In Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, is an antique chair, said to 
have belonged to Governor Carver, and which is shown as one of the 
relics of the freight of the famous May Flower. As very many pieces 
of antiquity are reputed as being of this glorious importation, it is ad- 
visable to be careful, and not give too much credence to what is stated 
only as traditionary respecting them, for tradition seldom stands the 
test of severe scrutiny, and, in a very large majority of cases, proves 
fallacious, and is therefore a very unsafe reliance. 

In the year 1790, a township was set off chiefly from Plympton, in 
the County of Plymouth ; and, in honor and commemoration of the 
first Governor of New Plymouth, in New England, was incorporated 
under the name of Carver. 



Here Thomas Saffin lies interred : why ? 
Born in New England, did in London die ; 
Was the third son of right, begat upon 
His mother Martha, by his father John : 
Much favour'd by his prince, he 'gan to be, 
But nipt by death at the age of twenty-three ; 
Fatal to him was that we small pox name, 
By which his mother and two brethren came 
Also to breathe their last, nine years before, 
And now have left their father to deplore 
The loss of all his children with his wife, 
Who was the joy and comfort of his life. 
Deceased June 18, 1687. 

This Thomas Saffin was son of Hon. John Saffin, some time of *Scit- 
uate, t Swanzey, Boston, and Bristol. The young man's epitaph gives a 
sufficient account of him. Of the father we will briefly say, that he was in 
New England certainly as early as 1653, when he was one of the select- 
men of Scituate. He was a lawyer by profession, and was a resident of 
Scituate many years. He married, at Plymouth, for his first wife, Martha, 
daughter of the distinguished Thomas Willett, 2 Dec, 1658; at which 
time he has the honorable prefix Mr. to his name. By this first wife, who, 

* Deane. t Baylies. 

110 Longevity. [April, 
it seems, died about 1678, he had the following children : — John, b. , 

d. at Boston, 11 Dec., 1661 ; John,b. 14 April, 1662 ; Thomas, b. 18 March, 
1663-4; Simon, b. 4 April, 1666; Josiah, b. 31 Jan'y, 1667-8; Joseph, 
b. 2 Feb., 1669-70 ; Benjamin, b. 15 June, 1672; and another Joseph, b. 
24 Jan'y, 1676-7. He removed to Boston as early as 1661, and became a 
member of the first church there about 1665, and was admitted a freeman 
of the Massachusetts Colony, on the 31st of May, 1671. He married his 
second wife, Elizabeth, in Boston, who died in November, 1687. His last 
wife, Rebecca, whom he married at Bristol, was daughter of Rev. Samuel 
Lee ; and here it may be said, that one of the most characteristic literary 
attempts of Cotton Mather, is his letter* to Saffin, urging him to cast off 
his affairs of husbandry at Bristol, and take his quarters where his wife had 
hers ; which letter may never have reached its destination, as Mr. Saffin 
died at Bristol ten days after its date, on the 29th of July, 1710. He was 
representative to the General Court, from Boston, in 1684, 1685, and 1686 ; 
and in 1686 was Speaker of the House until the usurpation of Andros; 
Counsellor in 1692, under the charter of William and Mary, after the union 
of the colonies of Massachusetts and Plymouth, but his name was expunged 
from the list of counsellors in 1703 by Dudley ; first Judge of Probate for 
the county of Bristol from 1692 to 1702, when he was succeeded by Col. 
Nathaniel Byfield. In 1701, he received the appointment as Judge of the 
Superior Court of Massachusetts, which office he retained about one year. 
At the pompous funeral of Governor Leverett on the 25th of March, 1679, 
he carried one of the banners. The name is often spelled Saffyn. 

n. b. s. 

Longevity. The following remarkable instances of longevity and reg- 
ular succession of deaths, have happened in Groton during the past year. 
The information was furnished by a gentleman in this place. 

Molly, widow of the late Amos Stone, died May 13, 1847, aged 94 years 
and 1 month. 

Abigail, widow of the late John Lawrence, died July 10, 1847, aged 93 
years, 9 months. 

Mary, widow of the late John Capell, died Sept. 6, aged 93 yrs., 4 mo., 
and 25 days. 

Maj. Amos Farnsworth, died October 19, 1847, aged 93 years, 6 months, 
and 1 day. 

Elizabeth, his widow, died Dec. 11, 1847, aged 90 years, 7 months, and 
24 days. 

Lucy, widow of the late Dea. Samuel Rockwood, died May 12, 1848, 
aged 90 years, 8 months, and 23 days. 

All the above named persons, except Mr. and Mrs. Capell, were natives 
and inhabitants of Groton, and each of the six, the dates of whose deaths 
are given, was the oldest person in the town at the respective dates. — From 
the Groton " Spirit of the Times" for July 26, 1848. 

* Third Series of Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections, vol. I. p. 137. 

1850.] Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport. Ill 



The compiler of the following account, while searching for materials to 
enable him to trace his own family history, was obliged by ignorance of 
what was essential to preserve all information met with, relating to any one 
of the name ; and finding the information obtained respecting this family of 
Davenports tolerably complete, he was induced to put them in their present 
shape for the benefit of others, there being no traceable connection between 
this and his own family. He would be grateful, however, for any informa- 
tion that would enable him to connect his first ancestor in this country, 
(Thomas, of Dorchester, 1640,) with any other of the first settlers of the 

And here it will be well to state, that the Christian name (Addington), 
which was continued through three generations, has been appropriated by 
Davenports of other families, between whom and the original bearer and 
legal owner of the name, there is no apparent connection since their settle- 
ment in this country. For instance, Addington Davenport, who died in 
Boston June 24, 1821, was a descendant of Thomas of Dorchester, and he 
had a nephew Addington, son of John of Portsmouth. 

Dr. Addington Davenport, of Pawtucket, who died in Seekonk Sept. 21, 
1813, was a descendant of Capt. Richard (Salem, 1629). His son, Ad- 
dington K. Davenport, is now living in Pawtucket. 

The father of Addington Davenport was Eleazer Davenport, who was a 
mariner and captain of a vessel which was cast away at " Christophers," 
about Jan. 31, 1678-9. He had deceased, however, the 8th October preced- 
ing, and the vessel was under the command of Robert Thorn. Eleazer 
married Rebecca, daughter of Isaac Addington ; the date of this marriage 

does not appear, but her birth is recorded as in 1648. Their children 


Addington, b. Aug 3, 1670; Eleazer, b. April 13, 1674; Rebecca, b. 
Aug. 7, 1676, m. George Walker Oct. 5, 1699, and d., at Portsmouth, 
May 15, 1718; Nathaniel, b. June 20, 1678. 

Eleazer, Sen. died Oct. 8, 1678 ; and administration on his estate was 
granted to his widow Rebecca, April 29, 1679. Asaph Eliot was one of 
the appraisers. 

Note. (Asaph Eliot was son of Jacob and Margery Eliot, b. 25 (8) 
1651, bap. 2 (9) 1651. He m. Elizabeth Davenport, who probably was 
the daughter of Capt. Richard Davenport, b. Sept. 13, 1652. This ap- 
pears by the administration on the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport, 
who d. June 24, 1678, which was granted " to her son-in-law Asaph Eliot." 
His children are recorded thus : 

Eliz* daughter of Asaph and Eliz 1 ? Eliot, b. Feb. 1, 1679 ; John, son 
of Asaph and Hannah Eliot, b. Dec. 18, 1683. 

He died Sept. 3, 1685 ; and administration on his estate was granted to 
Hannah his widow, and Capt. Jacob his brother.) 

No further notice appears of either Eleazer or Nathaniel. 

Addington Davenport graduated at Harvard College 1689, after which 
he travelled extensively, visited England, Spain, and the West Indies, and 
returned to Boston, and was Register of Deeds for the county of Suffolk. 
Afterwards he sustained some of the most responsible offices in the govern- 

112 Notice of the Descendants of Meazer Davenport. [April, 

merit. He was Clerk of the House of Representatives, of the Su- 
preme Court and Court of Common Pleas, a member of the Council, and, 
in 1715, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court, which office 
he held till his death. He was one of the undertakers or founders of Brat- 
tle Street Church in 1698. He married, Nov. 1698, Elizabeth Wain- 
wright, daughter of John Wainwright, of Ipswich, and Elizabeth Norton, his 
wife. Their children were ; 

Addington, b. 16 May, 1701 ; John, b. 31 May, 1702 ; John, b. 21 Nov., 
1703 ; Elizabeth, b. 20 Dec, 1704, m. Wm. Dudley, 10 March, 17g ; Re- 
becca, b. 18 May, 1707 ; Eleazer, b. 21 Nov., 1709, d. Jan. 29, I7g; 
Eleazer, b. 19 May, 1712, d. May 31, 1712 ; Lucy, b. 11 June, 1714, m. 
Rev. Ebenezer Turell Oct. 23, 1735. 

He died April 2, 1736 ; and his will, which is recorded in Suffolk Re- 
cords, vol. 32, page 207, is as follows : — 

In the Name of God Amen, I Addington Davenport of Boston in the 
County of Suffolk in New England Esqr being advanced in Years and not 
knowing how Long it may please God to continue me in this World, Do 
therefore make this my last Will and Testament as follows, 

First I humbly commit my Soul into the hands of a good and gracious 
God trusting for Salvation thr° the Merits of My Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ. As to the interment of my Body, I leave it to my Executors here- 
after named desiring that there may be no unnecessary expence, and as 
for the Estate I may leave (after the payment of my just Debts and Funer- 
al Charges) I despose of in manner following viz. 

Imp r - I give to W m - Dudley Esq, who is married to my Daughter Eliz- 
abeth my best Silver hilted Sword, and to their eldest Daughter who was 
born in my House Ten Pounds to be laid out in a piece of Plate. 

Item. I give to the Rev d Ebenezer Turell who is married to my Daugh- 
ter Lucy a handsome Folio Bible. 

Item. Whereas I advanced to my Son John Davenport in his life time, 
One Thousand Pounds reckoning what I stand obliged to pay for him, In 
Consideration whereof I give to his Daughter Abigal Davenport my Grand- 
child but Ten Pounds which is to complete her portion of my Estate. 

Item. I give to my Grandson Addington Davenport my Silver Tankard 
whereon my Name is Engraved. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Lucy if she survive her Mother my Negro 
Girl named Clara. 

Item. As to the rest and residue of my Estate both Real and Personal 
I give the Improvement benefit and Income thereof to my Dear Wife 
Elizabeth Davenport during her Natural Life for the Support of herself 
and any of our children who may need the same, in Such manner and 
portion as she may judge ^proper. I also give Five Hundred Pounds in 
such Personal Estate as she shall make choice of to be at her own dispos- 
al, and I do fully empower her to make sale of my Equvilant Lands so 
called, and my interest in the Church and Land in Brattle Street, in Bos- 
ton and to pass and Execute a good Deed of the same if she see cause 

Item. Upon the Decease of my Wife I will that my Real Estate in Bos- 
ton or elsewhere be divided into four parts — two fourth parts or a double 
portion thereof I give and devise to my Son Addington Davenport his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever and the remaining two fourth parts thereof 
I give and devise unto my two Daughters Elizabeth and Lucy to be equaly 
Devided between them and to their Heirs and Assigns forever, in which 
Devision my Son to have the Preference each Child allowing for what 
they have already received or shall receive of me in my Life time. 

1850.] Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport. 113 

Lastly I do hereby Nominate my Wife the Said Elizabeth Davenport 
and my only Surviving Son Addington Davenport Executors of my last 
Will and Testament. Trusting all my Children will treat their Mother 
with all Dutifull and tender respect. 

Signed, & in presence of Jo s Gooch, John Kneeland & Sam 1 Tyley. 

From the mention of none of his children but Addington, Elizabeth and 
Lucy, it is reasonable to conclude that all the rest had deceased previously. 

Addington, son of Addington, graduated at Harvard College 1719 — 
was second clergyman of St. Andrews church, Scituate, from 1730 to 1737, 
succeeding the Rev. Charles Brockwell. He next became assistant minis- 
ter of King's Chapel at Boston (April 1737 to May 1740), and removed 
at the last named date to Trinity Church, of which he was the first rector. 
In a historical sermon, preached in 1846 by Rev. Samuel Cutler, the pres- 
ent rector of St. Andrews Church, Hanover, formerly Scituate, it is stated 
that " Rev. Addington Davenport was educated for the law, and entered 
upon his profession, when his attention was called to the ministry." When 
he left Scituate he gave his house and land to the " Society for Propagating 
the Gospel in Foreign parts," (under whose auspices Mr. D. had labored 
in that place) in trust toward the support of the ministers of St. Andrews 
Church in perpetuity. The house decayed, and the frame of it was blown 
down in a tempest in 1804; and afterwards, by permission of the Legisla- 
ture in an act passed Dec. 14, 1816, the land (about seven acres) was sold 
and the proceeds invested and the income thereof appropriated as contem- 
plated by the donor. He was married Dec. 23, 1729, by Rev. Joseph 
Sewall (Presbyterian), to Jane, fourth daughter of Grove Hirst, merchant 
of Boston. Their children were, 

Addington, b. 1731; Jane, b. 1733; Elizabeth. 

His wife Jane died before 1738, and he married on the 9th of May, 1738, 
for his second wife, Ann, daughter of Benja. Faneuil, deceased. 

In Suffolk Records, Vol. 34, p. 130, there is a document, of which the 
following is an abstract. 

Whereas Andrew Faneuil, late of Boston, merchant, by his will dated 
Sept. 12, 1734, bequeathed to Ann Faneuil, daughter of his brother Benja- 
min Faneuil, deceased, £2000 to be paid in London six months after his 
decease and appointed Peter Faneuil of Boston, merchant, his Executor — 
and afterwards the said Anne intermarried with Addington Davenport of 
Boston, clerk — the receipt of the above £2000 was then acknowledged 
Feb. 12, 1738-9, by Addington Davenport and Ann Davenport. Witness, 
Mary Ann Faneuil. 

His wife Ann died 15th Nov., 1744, and administration on her estate 
was granted to her husband Dec, 10, 1744. 

He died Sept. 8, 1746, having made his will Feb. 1, 1744-5, which is 
recorded in Suffolk Records, Vol. 39, p. 142, and is as follows : 

In the Name of God Amen I Addington Davenport of Boston in the 
County of Suffolk in New England Clerk being bound to Sea do make 
this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following 

First and principally I commend my Soul to God the Father Son and 
Holy Ghost humbly beseeching him to pardon all my Sins and prepare me 
for his heavenly Kingdom and my Body to the Earth or Seas as it shall 
please Almighty God in a firm faith of its future Resserrection by the 
power of my blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. 

Item That all my just debts be paid in convenient time after my decease 
by my Exor s hereinafter named 

Item I give to Benj Faneuil Esq the sum of Two hundred Pounds law- 


114 Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport. [April, 

fal Money of G t Britian to be paid within six Months after the knowledge 
of my decease by my Executors 

Item. I give and bequeath to ray Daughters Jane & Elizabeth Daven- 
port the Sum of Twenty live hundred Pounds Sterling apiece to be taken 
out of the Bank of England if they see cause when they arrive to the age 
of Twenty four Years Severally and not before and in the mean time that 
from my death they are constituted to and shall receive the Income of said 
Five Thousand Pounds Sterling or equal halves to be emproved and used 
except what is necessary for their maintinance for the sole benefit and ad- 
vantage of both of them 

And I hereby request and appoint my worthy Friends Mess r William 
Price of Boston aforsaid Cabinet Maker and Powers Mariot Shop Keeper 
both of Boston aforsaid for my Sake and for the Sake of my Daughters to 
accept the Care and Guardianship of them and their estate till they come 
to the age of Twenty four Years and in particular I desire and nominate 
the Said W m Price to be Guardian of my Daughter Jane to whom his 
Good Wife and my approved and beloved friend were God Mother And 
I hereby Charge my Daughter Jane if She should come to the Age of 
fourteen Years that She for herself Chooses the Said W m Price for her 
Guardian upon penalty of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds Sterling to 
be paid over to her Brother and Sister equally if She refuses so to do 
This I order upon Condition that Said W m Price Should then be living if 
not I would advise her to choose one or other of the Gentlemen whom I 
Shall afterwards name to be the Guardian of her Brother and Sister and 
my father will and order is that my Said Daughter Jane Shall not at any 
time till she arrives at the age of Twenty four Years marry any Man what- 
ever without the Consent of the Said Price and Mariot if either or both be 
living without their express Consent Signified in writing under their hands 
upon the like penalty of Five Hundred Pounds Sterling and whatsoever 
I have before ordered with my Daughter Jane I desire and appoint the 
same to be done with Respect to my Daughter Elizabeth by and from Mr 
Powers Mariot who with his worthy Wife and my valuable Friend freely 
& Generously have taken the care and trouble of my Said Daughter Eliz- 
abeth and have in every respect discharged the duty of the tenderest Pa- 
rents to her I do therefore with the utmost Confidence name and appoint 
the Said Mr Powers Mariot to be the Sole Guardian of this my Daughter 
and Estate herby lying her under the same Restraints Respecting her 
Estate as I have her Sister with regard to the time of her receiving it 
and in Case of her arriving at Fourteen Years that she choos the Guard- 
ian I now appoint for her And in case of his Death she make choice of 
either her Brother or Sisters Guardian for her if his death should not hap- 
pen that she never marries under the age of Twenty Four without his 
consent and that of the Said Mr Price Signified under their hands in writ- 
ing if living Father I give to my Said Two Daughters in equal propor- 
tion all my Household Stuff & Furniture with the Linnen & Trunk of 
Cloath & Linnen belonging to my late dear dec d Wife and one third part 
of all my Plate Rings Jewells and the other third part of my Rings Jew- 
ells and Plate I give to my only Son with all my Books Writings Wearing 
Apparell and Linen and whatsoever appertained to and was used by me in 

Lastly all the residue of my Estate Real and Personal which I now 
have or may hereafter come to me being one half of my Fathers Estate 
upon the Death of my Hono d Mother Elizabeth Davenport I give devise 
and bequeath my only Son Addington Davenport and his heirs forever 

1850.] Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport. 115 

Finally I nominate and appoint Mr Joseph Dowse my Honest and 
worthy Friend the Sole Guardian of my Son till he arrives at the age of 
Twenty one Years and I charge you my dear Son to confirm this my 
choice when you are at liberty to chose one for yourself otherwise my Will 
is that you shall pay over to your two Sisters the Sum of Five hundred 
Pounds Sterling I nominate and appoint Mess r Joseph Dowse and William 
Price the Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament till such time 
as my Son shall attain the age of Twenty four Years and then 1 nominate 
him my only Executor 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this first day 
of Febuary Anno Dorn 1744 and in the Eighteenth Year of King George 
the Seconds reign Addington Davenport, [a Seal.] 

Executed in presence of Temothy Carter, Tho s Gunter, Benj a Pollard. 

Addington, son of Rev. Addington, born about 1732, was at the Latin 
School in Boston, in 1739, but did not graduate at Harvard, as did his 
father and grandfather. 

But little is known of him. In 1756, at the time of the death of his 
grandmother, he was out of the country, probably in England ; he next 
appears in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1760, in which year he sold all the real 
estate in Boston that descended to him from his grandfather, and which 
remained in the possession of his grandmother till her death, viz., land in 
Essex street, to John Rowe, for £43. 6s. 8d. — this was the estate next to 
the northerly corner of Essex and Washington Streets. Estate in Sudbury 
street, to Joseph Putnam. The deed says Addington Davenport, " Mer- 
chant," and his wife Ann relinquishes her right of dower. He died at 
Portsmouth, 24 Feb., 1761, in the 29th year of his age, at which time 
he was called the only son of his father. 

The library of his father was bequeathed to him, and was probably sold 
in Portsmouth, as many works with the autograph of his father were ob- 
tained there, and are now in the library of Rev. Charles Burroughs, D. D., 
of that place. Lady Mary Pepperell, his aunt, resided at Kittery, and 
this may have been the reason of his taking up his residence in Portsmouth. 
The division of his grandfather's estate was made July 14, 1757. After 
1760, no trace of him appears, excepting the date of his death as given 

Elizabeth, the widow of Hon. Addington Davenport, died 1756. Her 

will was made Sept. 15, 1756, and is recorded Vol. 51, page 347, Suffolk 
Records. This will is remarkable for the number of portraits that are 
mentioned in it, being no less than seven — and it would be interesting to 
know whether any of them are still preserved, or whether they have lost 
their names, and are stowed away as useless rubbish. 

The will is as follows : 

In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Davenport of Boston in Y e 
County of Suffolk, Widow, being Weak in Body but of Sound Mind and 
Memory and not knowing how soon it may Please God to take Me out of 
this World do make this My last Will & Testament, That is to Say prin- 
cipally and first of all, I recommend My Soul into Y e hands Almighty God, 
hoping to find Mercy with him thr° the Merit and Intercession of My 
Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, & My body I comit to the Earth decently 
to be interred. And as to my worldly Goods, I despose of them as fol- 
lows viz. 

Impri — I give to My Daughter Lucy Turell all my wearing apparell 
both Linen & Woolen, Silks & Velvet (except My Bombazeen Robe, wc h I 
give to my Maid Mary Pilsbury) & My Dressing Box & her fathers Pic- 
ture & My Picture & My Silver Candlestick. 

116 Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport. [April? 

Item I give to my Son in Law Y e Re v Mr Turell, Mr. Henry Expo- 
sesion of y e Bible in Six Vol 3 

Item. I give to My Grand Son, Addington Davenport (in case he re- 
turns to the Country) My silver Tea Pott & My two Pictures of * Mr 
Secretary Addington & in case he should not return, then I give them 
to his Sister Jane. 

Item. I give to My S d Grand Daughter Jane Faneuil her Fathers 
picture & a Silver Porringer. 

Item. I give to My Grand Daughter Eliz a Hatch D r Tillitsons Works 
and My small Silver Porrringer Marked ^e. 

Item. I give to My Grand Daughter Eliz a Richards My Silver Milk 

Item. I give to My Grand Daughter Mary Colten My large Silver 
Spoon, that has a round Bowl & crooked handle 

Item. I give to my Grand Daughter, Anna Dudley My Silver Cann. 

Item. I give to My Grand Daughter Abigail Davenport My Silver 
Salver that has her Grandfathers Coat of Arms on it, also another Silver 
Salver about the Same bigness 

Item. I give to My Daughter Turell & My Daughter in Law Mr 3 
Marchant & to each of My Grand Children a Gold ring 

Item. I give to My Neice Mr 8 Russell Y e Picture of her Grandmother 

Item. I give to My Neice Eliz a Wainwright Y e Picture of her Father. 

Item All y e remainder of My Goods, Household Stuff & Estate I give 
(after my just Debts & Funeral Charges are paid) & bequeath in the man- 
ner following that is to say, one fourth part thereof to My Daughter Tu- 
rell, one Fourth part to Y e Children of My Son Addington Davenport dec d , 
and other fourth part to y e three youngest children of My late Daughter 
Dudley & y e remaining fourth part to My Grand Daughter Abigail Da- 

And I appoint My S d Son in Law Mr. Turell and My Nephew Samuel 
Winthrop Exec 3 of this my last will and Testament, and in Witness thereof 
as hereunto I set my hand and Seal at Boston aforsaid Y e 18* day of Sep* in 
-ye g! st Year of her Majesty s Reign Anno y e Dom 1756. 

Eliz a Davenport & a 
Seal Signed 
Signed Sealed & in presence of 

John Winthrop, Hannah Winthrop & Mary Winthrop. 

Jane, daughter of Rev. Addington, in accordance with the injunction of 
her father in his will, on 16 th July, 1751, "aged about 18 years," appoints 
Joseph Dowse her guardian, which was approved July 23, 1751. Suffolk 
Records, Vol. xlv. page 128. She married Benj a Faneuil, Jr., — published 
June 9, 1753. 

Elizabeth probably married Hatch, as Eliz a Hatch is mentioned in 

her grandmothers will next after her sister Jane. 

John, son of Hon. Addington, born Nov. 21, 1703, graduated at Har- 
vard College, 1721, and was subsequently a merchant in Boston. He 
married Abigail, daughter of Hon. Tho 8 . Hutchinson, Aug. 24, 1733. 
They had but one child, Abigail, born Feb. 20, 173-4, who is probably the 
one that married Timothy Prout — published July 20,1758. She was 
unmarried at the death of her grandmother, two years previous. He 
(John) died Nov. 27, 1735, aged 32. His widow was married Dec. 22, 
1749, to W m . Marchant. 

* A picture, said to be of the secretary, is now preserved, together with many other 
family portraits, by the widow of the late Richards Child, of Boston. — Ed. 

1850.] Notes on the Addington Family . 117 



Nothing is known of the history of this family before the year 1640, 
on the 13th day of the 4th month of which, Isaac Addington, "a single 
man," as stated in the record, was admitted a member of the first church in 

This person is believed to have been a surgeon by profession, or a " chi- 
rurgeon," as then called. He was made a freeman 'May 22, 1650, and 
joined the Artillery company in 1652.* Before these last two events, he 
took to wife Anne Leverett, a daughter of Elder Thomas and Anne Lev- 
erett, of Boston, and a sister of Mr. John Leverett, afterwards the Gover- 
nor of Massachusetts. His connection with this distinguished family, as 
well as the title Mr., prefixed to his name, and the honors to which his son 
attained, prove the respectability of his standing in society. "Mr. Isaac 
Addington " died intestate, and administration on his estate was granted, 
Dec. 6, 1653, to Anne, his relict widow. On the 10th of the same month, 
his property was appraised at £998. 9. 4. by John Clarke, Anthony Stod- 
dard and Robert Scott, the last of whom, had been his next neighbor. The 
first items enumerated in the inventory, were "Steele instruments," "a box 
of launcets tipt with silver," and " a surgions chest." 

The children of Isaac and Anne Addington, all born in Boston, were 
1. Isaac, born 22. 11. 1644 (O. S .) ; 2. Anne, 10. 1. 1646 (O. S.) ; 
3. Rebecca, "about 4 days old," baptized 11. 1.1649 (O. S.) ; 4. Sarah, 
born 12. 2. 1651, and died 2. 6. 1652; and 5, Sarah, born Feb. 11, 1652, 
(O. S.) 

Anne, their eldest daughter, became the wife, first, of Capt. Samuel 
Moscly, of Boston, and, secondly, about the end of the year 1684, of Ne- 
hemiah Pearce, of Boston. She survived her second husband, and admin- 
istration on his estate was granted to her, April 28, 1691. 

Rebecca, the second daughter of Isaac and Anne Addington, was mar- 
ried to Capt. Eleazer Davenport. 

Sarah, their youngest daughter, and the second of this name, was the 
first wife of Col. Penn Townsend, and the mother of all his children. 

The Hon. Isaac Addington, the only son of Isaac and Anne Addington, 
was born on the 22nd of January, 1644-5, and was in the ninth year of 
his age when he lost his father. He appears to have been bred to his fa- 
ther's profession, for he is styled " chirurgeon," in three deeds, dated, respec- 
tively, April 7. 1669, Sept. 21, 1670, and March 28, 1671. (Suffolk Deeds, 
VI. 122, and VII. 37, and 182.) On the 7th of May, 1673, "Mr. Isaac 
Addington " was admitted a freeman, and he became a member of the first 
church in Boston, 18. 11. 1679. He was a member of the House of Rep- 
resentatives, and the Speaker in 1685, an Assistant in 1686, and was 
chosen ruling elder of the church, January 9, 1687-8, at the age of 43 
years. " He was one of those worthies who opposed the administration of 
Sir Edmund Andros," and on the overthrow of it, in April, 1689, he was 
chosen clerk of the Council of Safety, to whom the government was com- 
mitted by the people. This office he held till appointed Secretary of the 
Province, under the Provisional Government, June 11, 1690. He also re- 
ceived the same appointment from the crown, when the government was 

* According to Mr. Whitman, his name was erroneously recorded Israel Addington, in 
the old roll of the company. 

118 Notes on the Addington Family. [April, 

reorganized, under the new charter of William and Mary, Oct. 7, 1691 ; and 
was continued therein till his death, a period of nearly twenty-six years 
from his first election by the Council of Safety. He was Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas, from March, 1692-3, to 1702, when he was 
created Chief Justice of the Superior Court, by Gov. Dudley, and held the 
place nearly a year.* Besides rilling these responsible offices, it is stated 
by Dr. Eiiot,t that " he was chosen for many years one of the council, and 
was very active as a justice of the peace." He was also, successively, 
Clerk, Registrar, and Judge of the Probate Court of Suffolk, holding the 
last office from Nov., 1702, to March, 1715. Judge Addington died March 
19, 1714-15, aged 70 years, 1 month, and 27 days; and, according to Mr. 
Farmer, " his funeral was attended by twenty of the Counsellors of the 
Province." It has been well observed that " the office of Secretary was 
regarded as one of great importance in the Colony and Province, and the 
great length of time for which Mr. Addington was permitted to fill it, shows 
the high estimation in which he was held." He is represented to have 
been a man of great integrity, wisdom, and industry, and, notwithstanding 
the high stations to which he was raised, as remarkable for his modesty.j 

Judge Addington was twice married. His first wife, as appears by two 
deeds in Suffolk Registry, was Elizabeth Bowen, a daughter of Griffith 
Bowen, some time of Boston, afterwards of London. Their " contract of 
marriage" was "consummated" on or before the 7th of April, 1669, in 
" consideration " of which, at this date, Griffith Bowen conveyed to " Isaac 
Addington, of Boston, chirurgeon," certain real estate in Boston, and con- 
firmed the same to him, absolutely, on the 28th of March, 1671. (Suffolk 
Deeds, VI. 122, and VII. 182.) Between these dates, that is on the 21st 
of September, 1670, Isaac Addington, of Boston, chirurgeon, sold to John 
Harris, mariner, a lot of land in Boston, and his wife Elizabeth relinquished 
her dower therein. (Suff. Deeds, VII. 37.) Mrs. Elizabeth Addington 
was admitted to the first church, 28. 3. 1671. She died on the 2d of 
March, 1712 (0. S.), at the age of 76. His second wife, to whom he 
was married by the Rev. Benjamin Colman, November 19th, 1713, was 
Madam Elizabeth Wainwright, whose maiden name was Norton, and who 
was the widow of Col. John Wainwright, of Ipswich. She survived Judge 
Addington, and died at Roxbury Nov. 22d, 1742, in the 88th year of her 
age. By her first husband, she had a daughter Elizabeth, who became the 
wife of the Hon. Addington Davenport, and a daughter Lucy, who was 
married to the Hon. Paul Dudley. This is the origin of the mistake, made 
by Dr. Eliot and others, who have stated that Judge Dudley married one 
of the daughters of Judge Addington. The latter had no issue by his 
second wife, and only one child by his first, namely, a daughter, Elizabeth, 
who was born Sept. 21, 1671, and probably died young, as she was not 
named or alluded to in her father's will. As Judge Addington was an only 
son, and left no issue, either male or female, the family bearing his surname 
ended with him, and in his line became entirely extinct. With the loss of 
the name by marriage, and also with its adoption as a christian name, the 
family has been continued in the descendants of his sisters. 

Judge Addington, by his will made January 1st, 1713-14, and proved 
May 13th, 1715, after providing for his wife, and making bequests to a 
number of relatives and friends, gave the greater part of his property to his 

* Washburn's Judicial History of Massachusetts, p. 242, 270, 271. 
t Biographical Dictionary, p. 19. 
t Washburn and Eliot. 

1850.] Notes on the Addington Family. 119 

nephew and namesake Addington Davenport, who was also his son-in-law, 
by marriage to the daughter of Judge Addington's second wife and relict, 
Madam Elizabeth (Norton- Wainwright) Addington. A few explanatory 
remarks remain to be made concerning some of the persons named in the 
will of Judge Addington. His neices, Mrs. Sarah Thayer and Mrs. Anne 
Sale, were the daughters of Col. Penn and Sarah (Addington) Townsend ; 
the first was the wife of the Rev. Ebenezer Thayer, of Roxbury, and the 
second the wife of Mr. John Sale, of Boston. His nieces, Mrs. Rebecca 
Williams and Mrs. Mary Webster, were the daughters and only surviving 
issue of Capt. Samuel and Anne (Addington) Mosely. Rebecca Mosely 
married, firstly, Mr. James Townsend, of Boston, merchant; and her grand- 
daughter, Rebecca Townsend, was the first wife of Professor John Win- 
throp, LL. D., of Harvard College, and mother of all his children. Mrs. 
Rebecca (Mosely) Townsend married, secondly, Deacon Jonathan Williams, 
of Boston,' and her grand-daughter Rebecca (Mason) Harris, was the grand- 
mother of the writer of this article. Mary Mosely married Mr. William 
Webster of Boston. Judge Addington's niece, Mrs. Rebecca Walker, was 
the daughter of his sister Mrs. Rebecca (Addington) Davenport, and the 
wife of Mr. George Walker, of Boston. His kinswoman, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Davenport, was the wife of his nephew Addington DaveDport, and his 
kinsman Addington Davenport, Jr., and cousins John and Elizabeth Da- 
venport were the children of said nephew. His honored uncle, John Lev- 
erett, Esq., deceased, was the Governor of this name. Penn Townsend, 
Esq., commonly called Col. Townsend, was his brother-in-law, and was also 
the uncle of the Mr. James Townsend above named. The Rev. Mr. John 
Leverett was the President of Harvard College, the son of the Judge's 
cousin Hudson Leverett, and grandson to Gov. John and Hannah (Hudson) 
Leverett. t. w. h. 

Copy of the Last Will & Testament of Isaac Addington of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Esq r — Made and Published the first day of January 1713- 
14. — Suffolk Records Vol 18, p. 233. 

On consideration of the uncertainty of Life and that it is my duty to 
set my affairs in order that concern the same. To the Intent my mind and 
thoughts may the more freely be exercised and Imployed in and about the 
one thing necessary in order to my preparation for Death and a happy 
Eternity ; I have thought fit, being of sound disposing mind and memory, 
to make and publish this my last Will and Testament, humbly. Imploring 
Divine Grace to assist and Enable me sincerly and heartily to repent of 
my great and numberless Sins and Transgression against the Holy God 
which fed me all my life long unto this day ; and y e true Saving Faith 
humbly to depend and rely upon his free Sovereign rich Grace and mercy 
in Christ, and that only for Pardon and Forgiveness, whose blood cleanseth 
from all Sin. And my Body I commit to the Dust to be decently Interred 
at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, In assured Faith of 
the Resurrection Hereof. As for the Temporal Goods and Estate which 
God has graciously bestowed and lent to me, who am less than the least of 
his mercys, I will and ordain, the Same to be employed and bestowed in 
the manner following that is to Say. 

Imprimis. I will that my Executor with convenient speed next after 
my Interment, do discharge and pay all my just Debts and Funeral ex- 
pences, which I desire may be performed with decency without extrava- 

120 Notes on the Addington Family. [April, 

Item. T will that my agreement made with my present Wife upon mar- 
riage be made good to her, and I further give to my Said well-beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Addington the sum of One hundred Pounds in lieu of all her 
Dower or portion in my Estate, other and farther than what is expressed 
in the s d agreement. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my two Neices Mr 8 Sarah Thayer and 
Ann Sale the Sum of Ten Pounds each to be paid out of the money owing 
to me by the Bond of their Father Penn Townsend Esq and I give to my 
Neice Mr s Rebecca Williams and Mr 9 Mary Webster the Sum of Five 
Pounds each. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Neice Mr 8 Rebecca Walker the Sum 
of Thirty Pounds to be distributed to her, for her necessary Support by 
her Brother my Executor according to his discretion. 

Item. I give and bequeath to Mr 3 Esther Lothrop who was brought up 
in my family the Sum of Twenty Pounds and my Silver Beaker with a 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Loveing Kinswoman Mr 3 Elizabeth 
Davenport my large Silver Cup with two handles and cover, and my big- 
gest Silver Sewer and Salt. 

Item. I give to my Kinsman Addington Davenport jr my biggest Silver 
Tankard, my Watch, my Plaister, Box, and Silver Instruments and Sur- 
gery Books, To my Cousin John and Elizabeth Davenport, Five Pounds 

Item. I give and bequeath to Elisha Cook Esq. Penn Townsend Esq. 
the Re v Mr John Leverett and each of the immediate Children of my 
Hono d Uncle John Leverett Esq Deceased a gold ring of Twenty Shil- 
lings value, and to each of my Wives immediate Children of her Body a 
gold ring of Twenty Shillings Value. 

Item. I give and bequeath to the Re v Mr. Thomas Bridge and Mr. 
Benj Wadsworth the Sum of Five Pounds each, and Five Pounds to the 
Poor of the Church where they are Officers, and wheras many years since 
I Executed a Deed of Gift with Livery and Seizen thereon to my Neph- 
ew Addington Davenport Esq. now in his hands, of my messuage or Tene- 
ment and Land Situate and Lying at the Southerly end of Boston for many 
years past in the Tenure and occupation of Cap* George Turpey with the 
members and appurtenance thereof. I do hereby Ratify and Confirm the 
Said Deed of Gift and the premises therein mentioned to be Granted. 
And do father give devise and bequeath unto the Said Nephew Daven- 
port the Brick Tenement or Dwelling House by me lately built on part 
of the aforesaid Land with the members and appurtenances and the Land 
occupied and approved therewith, and my Will is that the Said Houseing and 
Land after the decease of my Said nephew remain to Elizabeth his pres- 
ent Wife for Life, unless she consent and join with her Husband in the 
Sale thereof, also I further give devise and bequeath to my Said Nephew 
Davenport his Heirs and Assigns forever my other messuage or Tenement 
and Land situate in Boston wherein I now dwell with the members and 
appurtenances and all other my Estate both Real and Personal whatsoever 
and wheresoever lying and found not herein before disposed of after pay- 
ment of my just Debts and Legacies herein mentioned, and I do nominate 
and constitute the aforesaid Addington Davenport Esq. to be Sole Execu- 
tor of the my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void 
all former and other Wills by me made. 

Signed &, in presence of 

Ja 9 Gooch, Ja 8 Marion & Sam 1 Maxwell. 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 121 



Early in the summer of 1633, a noble ship, of three hundred tons, called 
the Griffin, left the Downs, from our parent country, laden with a choice 
freight of living souls, the magnates of an ancient borough, who were to 
find a new and happy home in a far distant and transatlantic region, there 
to build up the literary emporium of a new world, to which the name of 
their last place of residence had been already given ; which in a few 
years was to surpass their own Boston, and in which they were to figure 
conspicuously for many years, and where they were to rear a progeny 
whose lot it would be to give the first breath to free government and relig- 
ious liberty. 

This vessel, after a voyage of eight weeks, arrived in the harbor of Bos- 
ton on the fourth* day of September, and landed its passengers, consisting 
of about two hundred individuals. Among these were the excellent Mr. 
John Cotton, who, on the 8th day of July of the same year, for this especial 
purpose, had resigned his vicarage of the borough of Boston, in Old Eng- 
land ; Messrs. Atherton Haugh, and Mr. Thomas Leverett, two aldermen 
of the same borough; Messrs. Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone, two min- 
isters of celebrity ; Messrs. William Peirce and John Haynes, two gentle- 
men who acquired considerable note in the new plantation ; and many 
other individuals of respectability and wealth, together with many of their 
families. These were immediately admitted as members of the Boston 
Church, and within twelve months, together with very many others, who 
may have been of the same excellent importation, were admitted to the 
freedom of the Massachusetts colony. 

Thomas Leverett, one of the above, and a man of no small considerationf 
among them, for he had held the office of alderman, and been otherwise 
useful in his borough, brought with him his wife, Anne, and three children : 
John, a future Governor of Massachusetts ; Jane, probably his oldest child ; 
and Anne, evidently his youngest. These were admitted to the fellowship 
of the church in Boston, in the following words in connection with the 
accompanying dates : 

" In y e 8 t Moneth i633. Thomas Leveritt & Anne his wife. 

* Farmer and others quote the third day for this date, as given by Cotton Mather, 
but Winthrop, whose authority is always superior to that of the author of the " Magnal- 
ia," gives the fourth, as does also Hubbard. 

t We are indebted to Hon. James Savage for the following extracts, taken from his 
valuable gleanings for New England History, made by him during his antiquarian tour 
through England in 1842, and which are printed in vol. viii. of the 3d series of Mass. Hist. 
Coll., pp. 243-348. 

1; At an Assembly there [Borough of Boston] holden upon Friday the xxth day of Oc- 
tober 1620, before the Maior, Aldermen and Common Council:" 

" Item at this Assembly there is delivered out of the Treasury to Thomas Leverett the 
sum of £5. xviiis. 9c?. expended by him in riding to London, and charges in Law, and for 
two messengers sent this last vacation, & for money expended by Mr. Askham for the 
copy of the Demurrer this last vacation about the town's land now in suit in the Chancery." 

" At an Assembly holden at the Guildhall of the Borough of Boston in the County of 
Lincoln this xxiith clay of July 1633 before the Maior, Aldermen & Common Council ; " 

"At this Assembly Mr. Thomas Leverett, an Alderman of this Borough hath surrendered 
his place of Aldermanship within this Borough by his letters under his hand delivered 
and read at this Assembly, and this house hath accepted thereof accordingly." p. 343. 


122 Family of Elder Thomas Lever ett. [April, 

The 26 th Day of y c same 3 d Moneth (1639). Jane Leveritt one of y e 
Daughters of o r brother Thomas Leveritt. 

The 14 th of y e same 5 th Moneth (1639). John Leveritt y e sonne of 

Thomas Leveritt. 
The 20 th day of y° i2 th Moneth i64i. Anne Leveritt y e Daughter of 
o r brother Thomas Leveritt." 

The above are all of the known children of Elder Leverett, although in 
the old * volume of records of births, marriages, and deaths which took 
place within the first few years of the settlement of the colony, is found the 
following entry : 

" John Leverit the sonne of Thomas Leverit & Anne his wife was 
borne 7° (7°) 1633." 

This is evidently a mistake, as Mr. Leverett at that time had a son 
named John (afterwards Governor,) of adult age, and as there is no record 
of the baptism of such child, although Mr. Leverett was admitted to church 
fellowship early in the next month, and on the | tenth day of the same Oc- 
tober was chosen ruling elder, his friend and old associate, John Cotton, 
being at the same time chosen and ordained teacher of the Boston congre- 
gation ; and, moreover, as the church records of this period are preserved 
in the well known hand writing of the venerable elder. 

* This old volume, into which returns of births, marriages, and deaths of all the towns 
in Suffolk County, ls it existed in 1643, and which is now preserved in the office of the 
Registrar of the city of Boston, may have originated from the following order passed "this 
26 th of 10 th mo: 1642. It's ordered, that Parents shall give in a note of the names of 
their children and the time, of their birth, vnto the dark of the writs, (both of such as have 
bene borne in this towne, and shall be borne) w th in one weeke after their birth, under the 
penalty of 6 pence, for every defect, and he that hath the care of the burying place shall 
give notice unto the said clarke, of y e names of such as are buryed, and that the Constable 
shall signifye this order vnto every family in y e Towne." — Town Rec, Vol. 1, p. 63. 

The town order was made compulsory by the following acts of the General Court of 
the Colony : 

4(7) 1639. " Item that there be records kept of all wills, administrations, & invento- 
ries, as also of the dayes of every marriage, birth, & death of every c^son w fc hin this 

It To record all mens houses, & lands, being certified under the hands of the men of 
every towne deputed for the ordering of their affaires. 

Imprimis for every iudgment at the Court at Boston 6d. 

It the entry of every will, administration, or inventory, if it exceede not a page 6d 

ffor receiving the booke of mens houses, & lands from the towne 2 s 6 d 

ffor every death l d for every birth a l d the same to bee certified once every yeare at the 
time of the generall Courte, the same party bringing the certificates to pay the fees unto 
the recorder for entry of the same. And such townes to be fined 40 s as shall faile to send 
vp their certificates. Item to record all the purchases of thcMiatives. Mr. Steven Win- 
thrope was chosen to record things." — Gen. Ct. Rec, vol. i. p;\203. 

14 (4) 1642. " Whereas at the gen'all Cort the 4th 7th' m° 1639. there was ^vision 
made for the recording of severall c^ticulers amongst w ch it is observed, that birthes, 
deathes, & marriages are much neglected in many townes. 

It is therefore ordered that hearafter the Chirks of the writts in severall townes shall 
take especially care to record all birthes, & deathes of ^sons in their townes, & for every 
birth & death they so record they are to have allowed them the sume of 3 d , & are to de- 
liver in yearly to the recorder of the cort belonging to the iurisdiction where they live a 
transfer(mt) thereof, together, w th so many pence, as there are birthes, & deathes to be 
recorded, & this under the penalty of 20 for every neglect, & for time past it is ordered 
they shall do their (word lost) indeavo r to find out in their severall townes who hath bene 
borne & who hath dyed, since the first founding of their townes, & to record the same, as 

Also the ma trate , & (other) ^sons appointed to marry shall yearely deliver to the re- 
corder of the cort the (name) of the place of their habitation the names of such ^sons, as 
they have married, with dayes, months, & yeares of the same, & the said recorders are 
faithfully, & carefully to inrollc such birthes, deathes, & marriages, as shall thus be 
COmitted to their trust." Vol. ii. p. 11. 

t Winthrop, I. p. 114. Eliot, in his Biographical Dictionary, gives 14 Oct., and Hub- 
bard 17 Oct., for this ordination, and the Church Records are silent on the subject. 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 123 

Of the daughters of the Elder, nothing further is known of Jane, who is 
supposed to have been the oldest, excepting that she died before her mother 
made her * will in 1656. 

Anne, the other daughter, became the wife of Mr. Isaac Addington, some 
time after February 1641-2, and before the summer of 1644. She was 
mother of the Hon. Secretary, and of four daughters, Anne, Rebecca, and 
two Sarahs. With the exception of the first Sarah, who died very young, 
these were all married and had issue. How long she remained a widow 
or lived after the decease of her husband, which occurred in 1653, is 

John, the only son, became very distinguished in the colony, and was 
the father of a large family, as will be seen below. 

In the language of the records of the first church in Boston, " The Elder 
M r . Tho : Leuerit died the 3 : of y e 2 m0 : 1650 :" having been an useful man 
both to the church and town. His nuncupative will, which was never re- 
corded, is as follows : 

" The nvncvpative will of Thomas Leverett deceased of Boston in New 
Engld the first of the 2 d mo 1650. 

fFor all that estate, that the sayde Thomas Leverett hath, the debts of the 
sayde Thomas Leverett being payde by Ann Leverett the wifFe of the sayde 
Thomas Leverett he gave vnto the sayde Ann Leverett all the rest of the 
estate for ever. 

Wittnes William Hibbins 

Will Colbron 
Jacob Eliot " 

The inventory of his estate was taken on the sixth of July, 1 650, by Will 
Colbron and Jacob Eliot, and amounted to £328. 175. In it are mentioned 
a house and ground at Muddy River, containing about 175 acres and esti- 
mated at £100 ; five acres of land at Centry Hill, £30 ; an " old house and 
land neare the old meeting house in Boston," £50. 

He probably received part of the land at Muddy River in consequence of 
the following order of the selectmen of Boston, of whom he was one at the time : 

"The 14 th of y e 10 th moneth 1635. Item— f the twoe Eldars M r . 
Thomas Ollyver & Thomas Leveritt shall have their ^portion of allott- 
ing for theire farming layd out at Muddy River by the before named 
f five ^sons viz 4 : Willm Colborne, Willm Aspynall, John Sampford. 
Willm Balstone, & Richard Wright or foure of them." The remainder 
consisting of 100 acres of land, and which laid near the allotments to Mr. 
Cotton, the teacher, & Philemon Pormort, the schoolmaster, together with 
15 acres of marsh next to his associate, Elder Thomas Oliver, was granted 
the eighth of January 1637-8, among the "great allottm ts at Muddy 
River." From the following confirmation of the above mentioned grants 
on the 29th of march, 1641, it would appear that the good Elders had 
enough of worldly prudence to look to their own temporal interests : — " It 
is graunted that those lotts form'ly graunted to or twoe Eiders M r . OIiu r 
& M r Leuerett, in the full ^portion of land as it now lieth, shall by this 
order be confirmed vnto them although their lotts doe amount to a greater 
quantity of land then was intended at the graunting thereof." 

Instead of three acres at Centry Hill he had a grant made on the 26th 
of April, 1641, in the following words : " There is graunted to o r elder 

* The daughter Leverett, mentioned in this will, was the wife of John, and was an 

t At the same time a similar allotment was made for the teacher, Mr. John Cotton, to 
be laid out by the same persons. 

124 Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. [April, 

Leueret twoe acres or there about of marsh or meddow lieing vpon Charles 
riu r , abutting on the Creek that ^tes Cambridg & Boston." 

The old house and land were undoubtedly the homestead thus described 
in the original book of possessions, page 14: — '-The possessions of M r . 
Thomas Leverit w'hin the limits of Boston. One house & garden 
bounded wth M r . John Winthropps on the East : the Streete & iiobert 
Scott on the North : the Marsh of M r . Winthropp on the South, & the 
ould Meeting hous & Robert Scott, M r . Henry Weeb & Thomas Parsons, 
on the West." * 

Having been an ancient professor of Mr. Cotton's congregation in Eng- 
land, and a person of tried and known abilities both in civil and religious 
matters, he was chosen one of the ruling Elders of the Boston church, 
the next month after his arrival in New England, and was ordained to that 
ohice, the congregation testifying their consent thereto by the holding up of 
hands. In this ofiice he continued to be active until his death in 1650, a 
period of nearly seventeen years. He is said to have possessed a singular 
gift of discipline, which was of great benefit to the whole congregation. 

Within one year after his arrival, he appears on the earliest extant list of 
selectmen, or, in the words of the record, of those who " were to manage 
the affaires of the tovvne." This list, which is the earliest existing record 
of the Town of Boston, bears date " 1634: month 7 th : daye 1.;" and con- 
sists of the selectmen who were present at the business meeting held that 
day. Their names are recorded in the margin of the page, in the form of 
a list, and in the following order : " Jo : Winthrop, W m : Coddington, Capt 
Vnderhill, Tho : Oliuer, Tho : Leuerett, Giles Firmin, Jo : Coggeshall, 
W m : Peirce, Rob* Hardinge, W m : Brenton." From this time until the 
sixteenth of December 1639, he was one of the selectmen, and from the 
fourteenth of March 1635-6, his name was second on the list, that of Elder 
Thomas Oliver, his colleague, being the first. 

On "the 30 th of y e 9 th moneth (called November) 1635, Att a gen r all 
[town] meeting vpon publique notice," it was agreed " y l none of y e mem- 
bers of this congregation or inhabitants amongst vs shall sue one another 
at y e lawe before y* M r Henry Uane & y° twoe Elders, M r Thomas Oly- 
ver, & Thomas Leveritt, have had y c hearing & desyding of y e cause if 
they cann." 

From the following extract from the book of records, and from the well 
known chirography of the Elder, in which they were kept,f and his con- 
stant attendance at the meetings, it would appear that he must have been 
the Town Clerk about the time that he was a selectman. " The 27 th Daye 
of the 11 th moneth 1639. Also ail y* haue businesses for y e Townsmens 
Meeting are to bring y m into M r Leueritt, M r Willyam Ting, or to 
Jacob Elyott before y c Townse Meetinge." 

One of the duties that fell upon our most excellent Elder was, in con- 
junction with his associate, to prepare a religious catechism, as is apparent 
from the following passage taken from the first volume of the General 
Court Records, under date of "The 14th of the 4th mo 1641 :" "It is 
desired that the eldrs would make a catachisme for the instruction of 
youth in the grounds of religion." How much this desire of our pious 
legislators of the olden time had to do with the origin of the New England 

* This and other extracts from the different books of Kecord are given here to convey 
to those who have not the opportunity to see the originals, an idea of the manner in which 
they were kept at the earliest period of the settlement of the Massachusetts colony. 

1 The records are in his hand writing from 10 Nov., 1634, on the first page of the first 
volume, to 20 April 1640 inclusive. 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 125 

Primer, and John Cotton's Spiritual Milk for American Babes, need not be 
discussed here. 

Elder Leverett was undoubtedly a good scholar, though there is no evi- 
dence that he ever had the advantages of a collegiate education. Before he 
came to New England, when Mr. Cotton, who had been brought before the 
Court of the Bishop of Lincoln for non-conformity, determined to appeal 
to a higher Court, he was employed for that purpose, and was the means 
of that excellent man's restoration to his church. On one occasion, as early 
as 1620, we have seen that he was employed by his borough to attend to 
its law business, pending in chancery at London. 

Mrs. Leverett did not survive her husband many years. She died on 
the sixteenth of October, 1656, leaving the subjoined will: — 

The Last Will and Testam* of M rs Anne Leveritt of Boston made this 
15 th October 1656. 

" Being in effect memory at this p r sent writing, yet consedering the y 9 
mortalitee of this fraile body of myne, & being a cofnand of God, w ch 
calleth vpo all to set theire house in order In obedience y r vnto, I thought 
it my dutie before I goe hence to dispose of my Temporall Estate, w ch God 
hath betrusted me with all, and first it is my will y* my sonne John Capt 
Leverett, should have all my pasture ground belonging vnto me in Boston 
as also all my propriety in my Land at Muddy River, it is also my will 
that my daughter Leveritt have my fatt Cow, and halfe of my goods j* is 
in y e house. It is my will y* my daughter Anne Addington have my milch 
Cowe, and the other halfe of my goods, to be equally devided betweene them 
— it is my will y* my cousine Elizabeth fich have my searge gowne, and 
my Read pennisto petticoate, & it is my will y* my Grand Child Isaack 
Addington haue the deske w th y e Trucke y* was his Grandfathers. It is my 
will y* y e sixteene silver spoones be disposed of amongst theire children one 
to Hudson Leverit another to Isaacke Addington, & vnto the rest of theire 
children now extante I giue two a piece It is further my will y* my sheepe 
y* is at goodman Parkers of Redin be equally devided betweene Hudson 
Leveritt and Isaack Addington, and further it is my will y* my money thirtie 
pound of it be equally devided amongst there children, as also vnto Sarah 
Shelly I giue five shillings : vnto ffrancis Langome tenn shillings, & vnto 
Margaret theire maide five shillings, & y e remainder of y e money I giue 
vnto my sonne John, & of this my last will I doe make both my beloved 
daughters y e Executo rs to see y* my will be ^formed, & y* this is my 
Last will witnes my hand the day & year aboue written 
Wittnisse Anne Leveritt. 

Tho : Marshall 

Rich d Truesdall 

28: Jan: 1656. Tho: Marshall & Rich d Truesdall Appeared before 
y e Countie Court y e day abovesaid & deposed y* this is the Last will and 
Testam* of M rs Anne Leveritt deceased, y* she was of a sound memory 
when she signed it to theire best knowledge." 

The Inventory of her estate was taken the 25 of 8th mo 1656 by An- 
thony Stoddard, Richard Truesdale & Jno Evered alias webb, and was 
deposed to by M™. Sarah Leuerett & M rs . Anne Addington on the 29 th 
of January 1656-7, before Edward Rawson, Recorder. Amount £285. 
065. Q9d. 

John Leverett, the only son of Elder Leverett, was born in England 
in the year 1616, as is inferred from a manuscript epitaph, and came to 
New England with his parents in September, 1633. He was admitted to 
the fellowship of theBoston Church, on the 14th of July, 1639, and his wife 

126 Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. [April, 

Hannah was admitted to the same church on the twenty-second day of the 
succeeding September. She was the oldest daughter of Ralph and Mary 
Hudson, and came from England to this country with her parents and uncle 
John Hudson, in the Susan & Ellyn, in the Spring of 1635 ; she being at 
that time fourteen years old, and her parents forty-two. Mr. Leverett was 
not married to Hannah Hudson when her father made his will, on the 
twenty-fourth of September, 1638, although he was, in September of 
the next year, when she was admitted to the church. His wife lived to be 
mother of three children, and died after April 1643, the time of birth of the 
third, and before Mr. Leverett's marriage to his second wife, which probably 
took place in the year 1645. 

The second wife of Mr. Leverett, who outlived him many years, was 
Sarah Sedgwick, probably a daughter of Major General Robert Sedgwick. 
By her he had twelve children, six of whom, and they daughters, lived to 
be married, and with their half brother, Hudson, were living, at his decease, 
in 1679. She was certainly his wife as early as 1645, as they had a son 
John born in March, 1645-6. She became a member of the church on the 
twelfth of October, 1656, and died on the second of January, 1704-5, hav- 
ing arrived at the age of seventy-four years, and was buried on the eighth. 
Cotton Mather, who preached her funeral sermon, in his peculiar manner 
said : " Fitly enough might she have been styled, as diverse Holy and Fa- 
mous Women in the Scripture were, A Daughter of Ashe r ; The Sedgwick 
was an Asher, that is to say, An Happy Man, that was the Father of such 
a Daughter." " Unto the seventy-fflh year of her Age did she continue 
serving of her Lord, and waiting for him," when she died of a palsy. 

The following are the children by both wives, arranged in the order of 
their birth. 
Of first wife, Hannah Hudson : 

Hudson, (1.) born 3 May 1640, baptized 10 May 1640; married ; 

John, born 1 June 1641, baptized 4 July 1641, died before 1651 ; 

Hannah, born 16 April 1643, baptized April 1643, died young after 1651 

Of second wife, Sarah Sedgwick : 

John, born 17 March 1645-6, baptized 22 March 1645-6, died 3 r oung; 

Sarah, born 12 July 1648, baptized 16 July 1648, died young; 

Sarah. born 2 Aug. 1649, baptized 19 Aug. 1649, died young; 

Elizabeth, (2.) born 26 April 1651, baptized 4 May 1651, married ; 

Ann. (3.) born 23 Nov. 1652, baptized 28 Nov. 1652, married ; 

Sarah, born 1654, baptized 20 Aug. 1654, died young; 

Mary, (4.) born 12 Feb. 1655-6, baptized 16 March 1655-6, married; 

Hannah, (5.) born after 1657, and probably in 1662 or 1663,* married ; 

Rebecca, (6.) born 5 Dec. 1664, baptized 11 Dec. 1664, married; 

John, born 20 Aug. 1668, died young; 

Sarah, born 30 June 1670, baptized 3 July 1670, died young; 

Sarah, (7.) born 15 June 1673, baptized 22 June 1673, married. 

All of the above with the exception of the second Hannah were born in 

The exact time of the decease of the eight children who died before their 
father, is not known. The first John was dead, and the first Hannah was 
alive, at the date of the will of their grandmother, Mary Hudson, in Sep- 
tember, 1651. At the same date the first John and the first and second 
Sarahs were in all probability dead, as Mrs. Hudson made bequests to her 
grandson Hudson Leverett and grand-daughter Hannah Leverett, and to 

* u 1655. In the beginning of Decemb' Capt Jn° Leveret set sayle for London in a lit- 
tle friggot built at new Trance and there taken by the English with the forts." 

1661. 19.5. "The charls arivcd fro Londo with 80 passingers & J. Leveret one." — 
HuWs Diary. 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 127 

her son-in-law John Leverett, their father, together with his wife and their 
daughter, Elizabeth Leverett, evidently intending a remembrance for each 
person belonging to the family of her son-in-law. The first Hannah, 
daughter of wife Hannah, was alive at this time ; but she must have died 
soon after, as the Hannah who survived her father, and was the oldest of 
his then three unmarried daughters, had not arrived at the age of twenty- 
one years in 1679. The third John and the fourth Sarah died very young, 
the former before the year 1679, and the latter before June, 1673. 

Mr. Leverett was admitted to the freedom of the Massachusetts colony 
on the 13th of May, 1640. He very early cherished a taste for military 
life, although, from the following extract from Mrs. Hudson's will, it ap- 
pears that he devoted the early part of his life to mercantile pursuits. 
" The six score pounds I have given to my sonn Leuerett his wife & daugh- 
ter shall be sattisfied out of that six score pounds I lent him at his first trad- 
ing when he marrjed my daughter." He joined the Ancient and Honora- 
ble Artillery Company in 1639, having previously been a member of the 
Boston train band, and very rapidly rose to distinction, successively holding 
all the offices within its bestowal. In this company he served several years 
as clerk, was a sergeant, and lieutenant in 1648, and captain three times, in 
the years 1652, 1663 and 1670. He was chosen Major General 27 May, 
1663, as the successor to Daniel Denison, and every year afterwards, until 
his election as Governor of the colony, in 1673, when he was in turn suc- 
ceeded by Mr. Denison, his predecessor. 

In the General Court Records, vol. iii. p. 366, is the following: 

19 (8th) 1652. "The Inhabitants of the south end of Boston ^ferring 
a petitio for the Confirmation of Capt Joh Leuerett to be their Capt. Re- 
ceiued this answer, The Court is very tender of giueing any discourage- 
ment to the pet.itiono rs & having by order Confirmed Capt. Leueritt to 
Command a Trooppe of horse a place of greater hon r . & wherein he may 
be more serviceable to the country we cannot Consent to the petition" re- 
quest which tends to o r Loss & the discouragement of a deserving man we 
therefore thinke it meete the Petition 1 " 8 <^ceed to a new Election & the 
court will be ready to confirm any meet man they shall ^sent." 

In civil capacity he served the town, in 1651, as one of the select- 
men. He was a delegate to the General Court from Boston for the years 
1651, 1652, 1653, 1663, 1664 and 1665 ; in 1663 and 1664 he was Speak- 
er of the House of Delegates, and in 1665 was taken from that body to be 
an Assistant, which last office he held until elected to succeed Francis Wil- 
loughby, as Deputy Governor, on the 31st of May, 1671. He was allowed 
to hold this last office only two years, as upon the decease of Governor 
Bellingham, he was elected to the office of Governor on the 7th of May, 
1673. From this time until his death, which occurred at nearly the end of 
the political year 1 678, he was continued in the office of Governor by 
annual elections, which, from his great popularity, were never contested. 
The firmness and prudence with which the weighty matters of his adminis- 
tration were conducted w T on for him universal respect and commendation. 
When unemployed as a legislator, he was generally doing service* for the 
colony in some other capacity, either as a messenger, ambassador, or silencer 
to the warlike-inclined and rebellious, or as an advocate f in the parent 
country for its interests ; and even as a commissioner for the benefit of that 
same parent country. 

* In May, 1 666, he had a vote of thanks from the General Court for completing the bat- 
tery at Boston, and £100. 
1 13 Nov., 16S5,. " It is ordered that Cap* Jn° Leuerett shall & he hereby is desired & 

128 Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. [April, 

As he had lived mostly in public service, so he died in the highest office 
within the gift of the colony, on the sixteenth day of March, 1678-9,* and 
was buried on the twenty-fifth day of the same month, then considered the 
first day of the civil (or legal) year, with great pomp and ceremony, as may 
be inferred from the following order of march at his funeral : f 
" Mr. John Joyliffe "1 

Mr. James Whetcombe [to carry each a Banner Roll at 
Mr. Wi m . Tailer ( the 4 corners of the Herse. 

Mr. Ric s . Middlecot J 

To march next before the Herse as followeth. 
( Mr. Sam. Shrimpton, or in his absence Capt. Clap to 
•< carry the helmet 

{ Mr. John Fairweather to carry the Gorget 
] Mr. E m . Hutchinson Brest 

I Mr. Charles Lidgett Back 

( Mr. Samp n . Sheafe one tace 

( Mr. John Pincheon one tace Mr. Dummer in case 

Capt. Nich°. Paige one Gauntlet 

Capt. Jona. Cur win one Gauntlet 

\ Lieut. Edw. Willys the Target 

( Capt. Edw d . Tyng the Sword 

( Mr. Hez. Usher one Spur 

(Mr. Peter Sargeant one Spur 

Capt. W m . Gerrish to lead the Horse per the Rain 
and Return Waite (as Groom per the head stall 
Mr. Lynde ] 

Mr. Saffin J ! to carry Banners mixt with the Banner 

Mr. Rock [ Roles above." 

N Green J 

How the good puritan Governor, the only son of one of the venerable 
elders of the church, and himself one of the straightest sort, would have 
fancied this show, can only be inferred by noticing how effectually he con- 
cealed from the public during his life, the compliment of knighthood which 
had been bestowed upon him by King Charles Second. It would better 
have suited his barber grandson, who had the vanity, about a quarter of a 
century later, to give his first-born son the name of Knight. 

In his will,§ dated at Boston the day before his decease, which was 
presented for probate the next day after his burial, he gives his whole es- 
tate to wife Sarah, whom he appoints his Executrix, and makes provision 
for daughters, Hannah L., Rebecca L., and Sarah L., all under twenty-one ; 
his nephew Isaac Addington,and three kinswomen, daughters of sister Ad- 
dington, viz. : Ann Moseley, Rebecca Davenport, and Sarah Townsend ; 

impoured According to Instructions given to Appeare for vs and act in our behalfe in all 
matters, of concernment to vs before the Lord Protecto r . and his Hono r able Councile in 
England." Gen. Ct. Rec., Vol. IV. p. 216. 

* This fact is thus recorded by John Hull in his diary: "1678-9, March 16. John 
Leveret Esqr. Governor of this Colonic dyed about 4 aclock on a saboth morning." In 
an interleaved almanac of that year it is stated that he died of the stone. Rev. Samuel Wil- 
lard preached the funeral sermon, but gave no fact concerning him. 

t The General Court voted £100 toward defraying the expenses. 

t This is the Hon. John Saffin, mentioned on page 109, of Vol. IV., of the Genealog- 
ical Register. His second wife, Elizabeth, (widow of Peter Lidgett, Esq., who died 26 
April, 1676,) was mother of the above named Charles Lidgett, and Elizabeth, the wife of 
John Usher, Esq. She had brothers, John and Richard Scammon. 

$ See Vol VI. p. 260, Suffolk Probate Rec. 

1850.] Family of Elder T/iomas Leverett. 129 

his grandson John Leverett, whom he wishes brought up to learning. 
At the death of his wife he directs his estate to be divided into eight parts — 
two for his son Hudson, and one part for eacli of six daughters, Elizabeth 
Cooke, Ann Hubbard, Mary Dudley, Hannah, Rebecca and Sarah. He 
remits to Hudson his bonds dated 25 Sept., 1661. Witnessed by John 
Waite, Nath. Barnes, & Nath. Peirce. 

The following epitaph and elegy, copied from the originals, were written 
soon after his decease, and appear here through the courtesyof Rev. Joseph 
B. Felt, whose devotion to antiquarian and historical pursuits is well 
known : — 

" To y e Sacred Memory of N. E's Heroe, Mars his Generall, Vertues 
standard-bearer, & Learning's glory, y* faithfully pious, & piously faithfull 
subject to y e Great Majesty of Heaven & Earth, y* Experienced souldier in 
y e Church Militant, lately Listed in y e Invincible Triuphant Army of y e 
Lord of Hosts, y e deservedly Worshipfull Jn° Leverett, Esq r , y e Just, Prudent, 
& Impartiall Governo r of y e Mattachusetts Colony, In N-E, who surrendred 
to y e all Conquering Command of Death, March. 16. Anno Dom : 167cj 

et JEtatis suae 63. 
In nostrum non Immeritum dolorem. 

Titan had newly drove hispampered steeds, 

(Wedded in brightness to their brighter Weeds) 

From 'mongst y e frigid Clouds, & did display 

His beams, to Equallize y e night & day : 

The Early Lark had scarce began to sing 

Her Philomelian notes, to th' new-born spring. 

The Chirping birds (come from y e Torrid Zone) 

Had scarce Consented with their warbling tone, 

To sing to Phoebus, & their well-tun'd Lays, 

To Warble out, to his Coruscant Rays : 

When our Apollo bid the world goodnight, 

And down y e Western Hill drove out of sight : 

'Twill break no Rule of sage Astronomie, 

To say y* Sol doth rise Heliace : 

For Cinthius rises at y e going down 

Of this our Phoebus, our Nov- Anglian Sun : 

Now as Hyperion when he hides his head, 

Within y e Coverlett of Tethys Bed ; 

Leaves Heavenly Lamps their darker race to run, 

To take Example by y e former Sun 

Who being unus'd with Titan's force to fly 

Leave this darke world in deep obscurity ; 

Ev'n so our Phoebus haveing bid Adieu, 

To this vaine world, & having left y e Clew 

Of Ruleings Labyrinth, to smaller Starrs, 

Hath eas'd his waine of Carefull, Humane, Cares : 

Were but my braine with boundless wisdome stor'd, 

Did but my knowledge with my will accord : 

His Endless Vertue I'd presume to write, 

If finite may be termed Infinite. 

But since my pen, nere on Parnassus Lay, 

Nor were my braines fed with Ambrosia ; 

Pie sound retreat wishing another quill, 

(Caught from an Eagle of y 4 Lofty hill,) 

To write Encomiastics ; while y* I 

That, y* I paint, do paint deformedly. 

Lett's wade in Natures dainty Golden springs 

* See Vol. VI. p. 260, Suffolk Probate Rec. 


130 Family of Elder Thomas Lever ett. [April, 

(The universal) matron of all things) 

Letts beg her aid a body out [to] find, 

So much conform'd, to so Confirm'd a mind : 

Sure Art, & Nature, Empti'ed out their store 

Of richest Treasures, on y e richest floor 

Of his rich mind : There plaine in View did lye 

Natures Chief Crown, And Arts Epitomy: 

The Pearls of Courage, link'd in wisedoms chaine, 

Made him his real foes true friendship gaine : 

Mars may to war sound forth a sad retreat 

Since Leverett received this defeat. 

Nought but the Sythe of Death could make him yield, 

Nor ought but death, could make him quit y e feild : 

Gods cause, his Countrey's welfare (not his own) 

Press'd him to War, malevolent to none, 

But those who rule by Anti Christian Laws, 

And will defend y e Babylonish Cause : 

Sure Martiall Heroes may Lam' y 6 fall 

Of Mattachusets Martiall Generall. 

Not long before his strrength (tho not his will) 

Had quitt y° riseing side of Ages hill : 

He plough'd y e sea, & reap'd upon our Land, 

The fruits of Love, & by rare Love's coiSand, 

Nov- Anglian Heroes universall call, 

Did Constitute him major Generall : 

Now fame (y e worlds Historian) spreads her wings 

And nought but Volumes to his hono r sings : 

There's no Terrestriall Court, where winged fame 

Hath not proclaim'd y e Glory of his name : 

She feasts y e world, w th sounds of his deserts 

And hath ordain'd him Conqueror of hearts. 

First she his valo 1 to y e Life did praise 

And to his lofty Courage strove to raise 

Vast Monum t3 of Love, — that every tongue, 

That doth not praise him, doth him greatest wrog. 

Hard-hearted stoicks y' ne're wept before 

Come now And weep, altho you weep no more. 

Fame thro nov-anglian groves, tunes forth her layes, 

In Joyfull Ditties to her worthy praise. 

Then e're y e Sun in Gemini doth ride 

One might perceive y e universall pride, 

Y' swells the body of o r countrey, when 

They do elect their Choicest Ruling men. 

He's chosen by unanimous Consent 

To guide y 9 reins of noble goverment : 

Then, then we might, at Anchor safely ride 

I'th port of Joy : (rare Leverett o r guid) 

No Popish Cannons, no Ignatian fires, 

Could sinke o r hopes, or vanquish o r desires; 

His Royall prudence held his noble heart 

(The rare effect of Artificial! Art.) 

He scarce would speak ; nay nothing would he do, 

But Prudent prudence of y e same must know. 

Justice serv'd, as an handmaid, to attend, 

Our Glorious Phoebus to his race's end : 

His hearts y 6 fountaine, fro whose noble head, 

Brave justice, (golden springs) have issued : 

The malefactor never could appear, 

Before y e Bar, but overwhelm'd w th fear, 

Lest his brave, (tho harsh) words should strike y e dart 

Of Condemnation to 7 s Condemned heart : 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 131 

His words were laws, his laws were put in force, 

His force was justice, & y c noble source, 

Of all his actions, was his noble soul, 

In w oh all vertues Liv'd without Controul. 

He gave his Conduct, to y e Golden Rein, 

And drove y e steeds (just Laws) of Charls his Wain, 

In this (once pleasant, now unpleasant) land 

He bore y 6 Golden Scepter of Command ; 

Rewards were horses, w ch y° just did draw, 

In pious races, w th out force of Law. 

Laws Executions were his whips whereby 

He drove y e sluggard to his Industry. 

Tho fading riches unto him resign'd 

Themselves by floods ; y e warehouse of his mind 

Was better stor'd, with pearls of high renown, 

Compos'd of piety, whose gains the Crown, 

Of never fading Glory, which shall be 

His Diadem to all Eternitie. 

Apollo with his Academick tribe, 

Might unto him with due respect subscribe 

Themselves perpetuall servants, nay or rath 1 

Themselves his sons, he b'ing their worthy father : 

Harvard might flourish, Gallant Learning thrive 

While Leverett her Gallant root did Live. 

All this his worth doth but Epitomize, 

His praise surpasseth all Hyperbolies. 

Now heark y e words, our governo r is gone, 

To sound rare praises to y e holy one : 

Our Crime are Capitall, then doth proceed 

The fatall loss of such a Lovely head ; 

Is this our year call'd Clymactericall ? 

Y* thus o r lights from out their sphears do fall. 

What are o r sins so great, y t nought will doe, 

But Aaron must remove, & Moses too ? 

The dark Eclipses of our lights accord 

To predicate a famine of y e word : 

Not onely so but y e all-seeing God, 

Is pleas'd to threaten famine of his Rod : 

By moveing Planets w ch by day & night 

Did once diffuse y r beams in glorious light, 

Ev'n those, w° by their sacred laws combine 

To ease o r Israel from provoking sin : 

If sins give Reason for distracted fears, 

Then Let o r grief drop down Carnation tears : 

Mount- Ague, mount o r chiefest head is gone, 

Our body 's fit for thy Dominion ; 

Shake off thy yoke of fear, we shook before, 

Do thou cast Anchor here, we'l shake y e more ; 

Come make us tremble for y e loss of him, 

Who was o r all y e strength of Every limb : 

Our life, o r hope, o r stay is gone, then lett 

Our Memorandum be of Leverett. 

Doloris Ergo Composuit * L. O." 

Mr. Leverett may strictly be called the military governor of colonial 
Massachusetts ; for as early as 1642, when sent with Edward Hutchinson to 

* Lawrence Oakes. a Bachelor of Arts and perhaps son of Urian!Oakes, the President 
of Harvard College at the time of Governor Leverett's decease, died 13 June, 1679. Wai 
he the author of this Elegy ? 

132 Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. [Apr 1 !, 

Miantinoma, the sachem of the Narragansetts, he bore the title of Sergeant, 
and in 1652 he was confirmed as Captain of Horse. Wherever his name 
occurs, whether in church, town, county, or colonial records, it is rarely met 
without a military appellative. His portrait, taken in the military costume 
of his time, together with his sword and other relics, are preserved in the 
apartments of the Essex Institute at Salem. A picture of the good old man 
in civil capacity, with mild and benignant expression of countenance, is 
among the venerable relics of colonial times which decorate the walls of the 
Senate chamber in the Massachusetts State House.* 

The governor resided early in life on a lot of land situated at the south- 
east corner of Court street. This he relinquished as a place of residence 
at the decease of his father, and removed to the large lot on State street 
which lay east of the lot where the first old meeting house stood, and which 
had been granted to his father very early, being mentioned in the original 
book of possessions of the inhabitants of the town of Boston. 

Hudson Leverett, (1) the only son of Governor Leverett who matur- 
ed, was born in Boston, 3 May, 1640. Hutchinson, in his History of Mas- 
sachusetts, says he " maintained but an indifferent character." However 
this may be, it is certain that he never attained any distinction in the 
church, which in his day was the first step to all preferment, and where, 
after the admission of his first wife, on the twenty-fourth of April, 1670, his 
three children, John, Bezaliel and Mary were baptized as the " children of 
our sister Mary Leveret y e wife of Hudson Leveret," on the eighth of 
May, 1670 ; and a fourth child was baptized as [blank] " of our sister Lev- 
eret," on the seventh of June, 1674. This last was certainly a child of 
Hudson, and not of his father, whose children were baptized invariably as 
belonging to " our brother," whereas those of Hudson were baptized as 
children of " our sister." The Mary as mother, and the Mary as daughter, 
are both mistakes in the church record for Sarah, and may be accounted 
for by the following entry, made about this time, in the same volume : 
" Here began to fayle the Pvecord." Neither did he receive any distinction 
from his town or from the colony; and, although in 1658 he was admitted 
a member of the Artillery Company, and was son of one of the most distin- 
guished men in the colony, he does not appear to have held any office 
therein. It is to be feared that he was not very provident, as in 1664 he 
and his first wife convey property, and in 1669 they mortgage an estate to 
John Hull, which he and his second wife are forced to redeem through the 
credit of his oldest son, then of Harvard College. 

The first wife of Hudson Leverett was Sarah Payton (or Paiton), to 
whom he was married as early as 1661. She was the eldest daughter of 
f Capt. Bezaleel Payton by his wife Mary Greenough, and was born in Bos- 
ton, 9 Aug., 1643. The children of this marriage were : 

John, (8) born 25 Aug., 1662, baptized 8 May, 1670, married; 

Bezaleel, born 1 Sept., 1664, baptized 8 May, 1670, died young ; 

Sarah, born 6 June, 1667, baptized 8 May, 1670, died young; 

Thomas, (9) born probably in 1674, baptized 7 June, 1674, married. 

It is not ascertained at what time Mrs. Leverett died ; but it is known 
that she was alive in May, 1675, and it is very evident that she was dead 

* The engraving which accompanies this genealogical memoir, is taken from an 
exact copy of this painting now in possession of Moses Kimball, Esq., of Boston. 

t Capt. Bezaleel Payton and Mary Greenough (or Greenaway) were married 19 Oct., 
1642, and had Sarah, born as above, and Mary, born 7 May, 1646, who married Sampson 
Shore. He died previous to 3 Dec, 1651, when his widow married Deacon William Pad- 
dy. Mrs. Paddy died in Boston 21 Oct., 1675, aged about 60 years. 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 133 

in 1679, when Mr. Leverett executed a deed of property, which came by 
hismarriage with her, she not joining in the conveyance, as was the cus- 
tom at that time in such cases. 

Previous to 1682, Mr. Leverett married his last wife, Elizabeth, whose 
maiden name has not been satisfactorily ascertained. In September, 1692, 
he secured to his wife all that he possessed, furniture, utensils, &c, by a 
very curious instrument (testamentary deed), recorded with Suffolk Deeds, 
vol. xvi. p. 368, David Adams, of Boston, blockmaker, and Abraham 
Adams, innholder, being the feofees. It is inferred that he died in 1694, 
as on the 8th day of August, of that year, the following endorsement was 
made upon the above named instrument : — " Be it known that David Adams 
and Abraham Adams did deliver up to Elizabeth Leverett (also present) 
the property mentioned in said deed as of right belonging unto her." This 
was done in presence of Governor William Phips, who signed the endorse- 
ment. He sometimes signed his name, John alias Hudson Leverett. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Leverett survived her husband many years, and died in 
Roxbury 16 Dec, 1714; and her estate was administered upon by Joshua 
Windsor of Boston. 

Two children only of Hudson Leverett arrived to manhood, John Leve- 
rett, the President of Harvard College, and Thomas, or as he was some- 
times called, Thomas Hudson- Leverett, a barber of Boston. 

Elizabeth, (2) eldest surviving daughter of the Governor, married 
Doctor Elisha Cooke, son of Richard and Elizabeth, in June, 1668. Dr. 
Cooke was born in Boston 16 Sept., 1637, and died 31 Oct., 1715. He 
graduated at H.C. in 1657 ; was admitted a freeman 7 May, 1673 ; delegate to 
General Court from Boston, 1681, 1682 and 1683, and speaker; assistant, 
1684, 1685 and 1686 ; one of the council of safety in 1689 ; and an agent 
to England for the colony in 1690 and 1691. Mrs. Cooke died 21 July, 
1715, a few months before her husband, leaving issue. 

Ann, (3) the second of the surviving daughters of Gov. Leverett, mar- 
ried John Hubbard, son of Rev. William Hubbard, by his first wife, Mary 
Rogers. He was born in Ipswich, about 1648, and died at Boston 8 Janu- 
ary, 1709-10, aged 61. She died in 1717, and was buried on the 29 th of 

Mary, (4) the third daughter who survived her father, and the young- 
est of those that were married during the Governor's lifetime, became the 
wife of Paul Dudley, the youngest son of Governor Thomas Dudley, by 
his second wife, Catherine, sometime about the year 1676. He was born 
in Roxbury, 8 September, 1650; was a merchant, and, -for a short time, 
Register of Probate, for the County of Suffolk, and died at Boston, 1 Dec, 
1681. After the decease of Dudley, Mrs. Mary, the widow, married Col. 
Penn Townsend^ son of William and Hannah, being his second wife, her 
cousin, Sarah Addington, (who died 11 March, 1691-2, a3, 39,) being his 
first* Col. Townsend was born in Boston, 20 December, 1651, and died 
in the same town 21 August, 1727. He was active in town affairs, a dele- 
Igate to the General Court for several years, Speaker of the House, and one 
I of the Council under the new charter. Mrs. Mary Townsend died in 1699, 
! being buried on the 5th of July of that year. Her children were two sons 
! by her first husband, Paul. Dudley. 

Hannah, (5) at the time of her father's decease, was the oldest of his 
Unmarried daughters, and at that time had not arrived at the age of twenty- 
lone years. She was probably born in 1662 or 1663, after her father's re- 

* The third and last wife of Col. Townsend, Hannah JafFrey, (widow of George) sur- 
vived him. 

13-4 Family of Elder TJwmas Leverett. [April, 

turn to New England. She married Thomas Davis, of Boston, an inn- 
holder, as appears in a deed dated 26 Feb., 1704-5. He was son of Wil- 
liam Davis, by his first wife, Huldah, daughter of Rev. Zecheriah Symmes, 
of Charlestown. Mrs. Hannah Davis was a widow in July, 1707, and died 
about 1732, and her estate was administered upon by her son-in-law, James 
Green, cooper. In Boston Town Records, is entered the marriage of Tho- 
mas Davis and Hannah Allen, by Elisha Cooke, Esq., Assistant, on the 12th 
of September, 1689. If this is the marriage of Governor Leverett's daugh- 
ter, she must have had a former husband named Allen. Diligent search 
among all available records, official files and other sources, has not disclos- 
ed certain information respecting her matrimonial alliances. The children 
of the Thomas and Hannah, who were married in 1689, were born between 
the 13th of August, 1690, and the 27th of March, 1698. 

Rebecca, (6) the next in order of age, married James Lloyd, 3 No- 
vember, 1691. Pie came from Somersetshire, England, about 1670; and 
resided in Boston, where he died in July, 1693. Widow Lloyd made her 
will 4 August, 1733, naming an only child, Mrs. Rebecca Oliver, wife of 
Mr. James Oliver, of Boston. As this will was proved 26 April, 1739, it 
is reasonable to suppose that she died about that time. 

Sarah, (7) youngest daughter of Governor Leverett, married Col. 
Nathaniel Byfield, 17 April, 1718. He was son of Rev. Richard Byfield, 
pastor of the parish of Long-Ditton, in Surrey, his mother being of a noted 
family named Juxon, and was born in 1653, being the youngest of twenty- 
one children ; he came to Boston in 1674, was one of the first settlers of 
Bristol, which he represented in the General Court for several years, was 
Speaker of the House in 1693, and repeatedly elected into the Council. 
He was judge of the vice admiralty for the Provinces of Massachusetts 
Bay, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, from 1704 to 1715, and again in 
1729, and was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Bristol County, 
during the long period of thirty-eight years. He died in Boston, on the 
6th of June, 1733, in the eightieth year of his age. Mrs. Sarah, who was 
his * last wife, died in Boston, 21 December, 1730. Their funeral sermons 
were preached by Rev. Charles Chauncey. 

The children of Hudson Leverett who lived to marry and leave families, 
were John and Thomas Hudson, who seem to have chosen very different 
situations in life for displaying their talents. 

John Leverett, (8) the oldest son of Hudson, but generally known 
as grandson of Governor Leverett, was born in Boston, 25 August, 
1662, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1680, delivering the saluta- 
tory oration in J/atin, and received his master's degree in course, and in 
1692, was the first who received the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He 
was a tutor and a member of the corporation of the College about the year 
1685. On the 28th of October, 1707, he was chosen to be the eighth Pre- 
sident of his Alma Mater, having been particularly engaged in its govern- 
ment many years, and was installed in that office on the 14th day of the fol- 
lowing January. This office he held with great advantage to the college 
and community till his decease in 1724. He was several years a delegate 
to the General Court, and was its Speaker in 1700; was a member of the 
Council, and on the 8th of September, 1702, was appointed a Justice of the 
Superior Court, an office which he held when chosen to preside over the 

* The first wife of Col. Byfield, Mrs. Deborah Clarke, whom he married in 1675, and 
by whom he had five children, died in 1717. Of these children, three died in infancy, and 
the oldest of the remaining married Edward Lyde, Esq., and the other Lt. Gov. Tailer. 

1850.] Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. 135 

College. His character is very admirably portrayed in Hon. Mr. Quincy's 
history of the University. 

President Leverett was twice married, first to Mrs. Margaret Berry on 
the 25th of November, 1697, by Cotton Mather. She was daughter of John 
Rogers, President of Harvard College, by his wife Elizabeth, the on y 
daughter of Maj. Gen. Denison, and was born 18 Feb., 1G64. Her first 
husband, Capt. Thomas Berry, lived and died in Boston. By this wife,who 
died on the 7th of June, 1720, in her 55th year, he had all his children as 
follow : 

Margaret, born 30 Sept., 1698, died 22 Nov., 1702 ; 

Mary, born probably in 1699, died 7 July, 1699 ; 

Sarah, (10) born 12 Nov., 1700, married; 

Mary, (11) born 29 Oct., 1701, married; 

John, born 26 Sept., 1703, died 31 Oct., 1704 ; 

Payton, born 4 Aug., 1704, died 7 Dec, 1704 ; 

Margaret, born 31 July, 1705, died 16 June, 1716; 

Anne, born 5 July, 1708, died 30 July, 1708 ; 

John, born 21 June, 1711, died 4 July, 1711. 

He was married to his second wife, Mrs. Sarah Harris, widow of Wil- 
liam Harris, of Boston, on the 5th of April, 1722, by the Rev. Benjamin 
Col man. Mr. Harris, in his memoir of Dr. Colman, says, that she was the 
daughter of Richard and Sarah Crisp, was born in Boston, 15 September, 
1672, and married on the 11th of April, 1695, William Harris, Esq., of 
Boston ; Mr. Harris died on the 22d of September, 1721, and she married 
President Leverett. After the decease of Mr. Leverett, she was married 
to Hon. John Clark, by Rev. Mr. Colman, 15 July, 1725, and subsequently, 
on the 6th of May, 1731, she was married to the clergyman, Dr. Colman,* 
who had so often joined her to others. She died 24 April, 1744, aged 71 

By his second wife President Leverett had no issue, and all his sons 
died in infancy, as did also all his daughters, excepting Sarah and Mary. 
He died very suddenly, being found dead in his bed, on the morning of the 
3d of May, 1724. Mr. William Welstead, one of the tutors, delivered an 
eulogy on this occasion, and Messrs. Nathaniel Appleton, Benjamin Col- 
man and Benjamin Wadsworth preached funeral sermons. 

Sarah, (10) daughter of President Leverett, married Rev. Edward 
Wigglesworth, at Cambridge, 15 June, 1726. She died at Cambridge 9 
November, 1727, in her 27th year, without issue. Her husband, Professor 
Wigglesworth, was son of Rev. Michael W., of Maiden, graduated at 
Harvard College in 1710, was inaugurated as Hollis Professor of Divinity 
in H. C. on the 24th of October, 1722, and in 1724 was elected a member 
of the College Corporation. In 1730, he received the degree of Doctor in 
Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. He died on the 19th of Janu- 
ary, 1765, in the 73d year of his age, and a funeral sermon was preached 
by Rev. Nathaniel Appleton, and a eulogy was pronounced by Joseph Tay- 
lor, a .member of the senior class. 

Mary, (11) the other surviving daughter of President Leverett, mar- 
ried Major John Denison, of Ipswich, 9 April, 1719. Col. Denison, as he 
was afterwards known, was the only son of Rev. John Denison by his wife, 
Elizabeth, the only daughter of Hon. Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill. 
He was born at Ipswich 20 March, 1689-90, and died there 25 November, 

* Jane, a former wife of Dr. Colman, died at Boston 27 Oct., 1730, in the 51st year of 
her age. 

136 Family of Elder Thomas Leverett. [April, 

1724, in his 35th year, leaving a son and daughter. On the 25th of De- 
cember, 1728, she married her second husband, Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, of 
Ipswich, son of Rev. John, also of Ipswich, by his wife Martha Whitting- 
ham. He was born 4 March, 1701-2 ; graduated at Harvard College in 
1721 ; ordained 18 October, 1727, and died 10 May, 1775. She died at 
Ipswich, on the 25th of June, 175G. 

Thomas Hudson Leverett, (9) youngest child of Hudson Leverett, 
was baptized at the iirst church in Boston, on the 7th of June, 1674. He 
married Rebecca Winsor, daughter of Joshua and Sarah, 11 December, 
1701, by whom he had : 

Knight, (12) born 1 Jan., 1702-3, married; 

Joshua, born 4 May, 1704, died in 1724 or 1725 ; 

Rebecca, born 11 Jan., 1705-6, died 25 Oct., 1721. 

Mr. Leverett, whose occupation appears to have been that of a barber, 
died about 1706, as administration of his estate was granted to his widow 
on the 21st of June of that year. After his decease his widow married 
Edward AVilkinson on the 4th of Dec, 1712, who dying on the 6th of Au- 
gust, 1721, she afterwards became the wife of Samuel Bridgham on the 
12th of June, 1723. 

Knight Leverett, (12) only son of Thomas Hudson Leverett, was 
born in Boston, and on the 1st of February, 1725-6, married Abigail But- 
tolph, daughter of Nicholas and Mary. He was by trade a goldsmith, and 
died at Boston on the 11th of July, 1753, aged 50 years, having had the 
following issue : 

John, born 28 Jan., 1726-7 ; 

Rebecca, born 5 Dec, 1728 ; 

Thomas, born 3 April, 1730 ; 

Abigail, born 25 Feb., 1731-2. 

At the time of the marriage of Knight Leverett, he was the only living 
male descendant of the pilgrim, Elder Thomas Leverett, who bore the fam- 
ily name. 

In July, 1725, about a year after the death of President Leverett, Knight 
and the other grandchildren of Hudson Leverett divided into lots an estate 
near Barton's point in Boston, which had descended to their parents at the 
decease of their great-grandmother Sarah, being part of the two-eighths of 
what was devised to Hudson and his heirs by his father, the Governor, in 
the event of her decease. This point received its name from James Bar- 
ton, who at the time of division occupied the premises, which consisted of a 
tenement, orchard, and ropewalk, as tenant only, although the Leveretts 
had owned the soil for five generations, part of it having been an original 
grant to the Elder, in April, 1641. Through this estate a broad thorough- 
fare, forty feet in width, was laid out, which was given to the town, and 
which, in honor and remembrance of their distinguished ancestors, was 
called Leverett Street. This may be seen in the edition of Bonner's map, 
revised and published in 1733, as Price's ; although, not being laid out in 
1722, it does not appear in the original map of Bonner. A passage-way 
that formerly went through the homestead of the Elder, and afterwards of 
the Governor, and which was for a long time known as Leverett's Lane, is 
now called Congress Street. 

Having brought the genealogy of this family to a period which should be 
within the knowledge of members of the family now living, and to an indi- 
vidual who alone represented the family name, it is deemed a lit place to 
draw this memoir to a close. 

1850.] Records of Saybroolc, Ct. 137 


[Communicated by the Rev. Sylvester Nash, of Essex, Ct.] 
(Concluded from page 2f.) 

John Clark was married to Rebeka Parker, October 16th, 1650. 
Children — Rebeka, b. 26 January, 1652 ; John, b. 17 Nov., '55 ; James, 
b. 29 Sept., '57, departed this life in August, '59 ; John Clark dyed 21 
Sept., 1677, being killed by a cart overturned upon him ; Rebekah Spencer, 
sometime the wife of John Clark, departed this life 9 January, 1682 ; John 
Clark was married to Rebekah Beamont, the 17 day of December, 1684. 

Will: Clark was married to Hannah Griswould, the 7 th of March, 

Samuel Clark & Mary Kirtland, were married, each to other, the 14 
December, 1699. 

Samuell Cogswell was married to Susannah Hearn, the 27 th of Oc- 
tober, 1668. Children — Hannah, b. 4 June, 1670 ; Susannah, b. 23 No- 
vember, 1672; Wastall, b. 17 February, 1674; Samuell, b. 3 August, 
1677; Robard, b. 7 Jully, 1679; Joseph, b. 10 Aprill, 1682. 

Nathaniell Cogswell, son of Samuell Cogswell, b. 16 December, 1684, 
& John, b. 7 August, 1688. 

Samuel Corbee was married to Mary Crippin, at Haddam, 28 th Janu- 
ary, 169*. 

Richard Coozens was married to Mary Chalker, the 7 th of March, 
167£. Children — Hannah, b. 17 March, 1G7| ; Sarah, b. at Blocke Island, 
10 May, 1683 ; Bethiah, b. 4 November, 1685. 

Josiah Dibell & Hannah Cogswell were married, each to other, 
the twentieth day of January, in the year 169J. Child — Elizabeth, b. 
8 May, 1693. 

William Dudley was married to Mary Roe, 4 November, 1661. Chil- 
dren — Mary, b. September 6, 1662; William, b. August 8, 1665; Abi- 
gail, b. May 24, 1667 ; Joseph, b. March 3, 166|, d. July 26, 1670 ; Debo- 
rah, b. November 11, 1670; Samuel, b. November 4, 1672; Joseph, b. 
Sept. 14, 1674; Sarah, b. January 3, 1676; Elizabeth, b. May 4, 167§. ? 

John, the son of John Dennison, b. 30 March, 1692 ; Daniell, b. 13 
October, 1693; James, b. 16 February, 169| ; Abigail, b. 25 August, 1696. 

Thomas Dunk was married to Elizabeth Stedman, 10 July, 1677. 
Child — Thomas, b. 6 August, 1678. Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Dunk, 
departed this life 6 October, 1678. Thomas d. 9 August, 1683. 

Richard Edgarton married 8 Aprill, 1653. ChiUren — Mary, b. 

3 February, 1654; Elizabeth, b. 24 December, 1656; Hanna, b. 24 Sep- 
tember, 1659. 

Children of James Fitch, born in Seabrook. — James, b. 2 August, 
1649; Abigail, b. 5 August, 1650; Elizabeth, b. 2 January, 1651 ; Han- 
na, b. 17 December, 1653; Samuel, h. beginning of March, 1655 ; Dori- 
thee, b. Aprill, 1658. Abigail, the wife of James Fitch, deceased at Say- 
brook, the 9 September, 1659. 

Phebe Fenner, Daughter of Capt. John Fenner, born y e 6 th day of 
September, 1673. 

Children of Francis Grisill. — Saraw, b. 28 March, 1653 ; Joseph, b. 

4 June, 1655, d. the latter end of Jully, the same year; Mary, b. 26 Au- 
gust, 1656; Hanna, b. 11 December, 1658. 

Thomas Gilbert m. Deborah Beamont, 27 September, 1681. Debo- 


138 Records of Saybrook, Ct, [April, 

rah Gilbert was brought to bed of a son, the 7 th day of June, 1683, de- j 
parted this life the 17 day of June, 1683. Her child dyed two days after, | 
the 19 th day of June, 1683. 

Joseph Hingam was maryd to Saravv Bushnell, 20 June, 1655. Chil- 
dren — Joseph, b. 30 Agust, 1656; Saraw, b. 11 June, 1658. 

Samuell Ingham k, Rebekah Williams were married, each to other, 
3 November, 1686. Children — Samuell, b 14 March, 168^, and d. 19 
Aprill, 1688; Rebekah, b. 13 December, 1689; Sarah, b. 14 December, 
1692; Joseph, b. 19 June, and d. 29 June, 1696; Samuell, b. 28 July, 
1697; Hannah, b. last day of Feb y . gjjj; Thomas, b. 24 September, 
1702 ; Abigail, b. 17 September, 1705 ; Daniell, b. 4 May, 1710. 

John Hill was married to Jane Bushnell, 14 Aprill, 1670. Child — 
Samuel, b. 29 May, 1671. 

John Hill of Guilford, m. Katern Chalker, 23 September, 1673. 

John Hobson was married to Elisabeth Shipton, 3 December, 1672. 

Samuel Hough, who was the son of William Hough, who was the son 
of Edward Hough, of Westchester, in Cheshier, was born at New London, 
March 9 th , 165|, Married Susanna Wrothom, daughter of Simeon Wroth- 
om, at Farmington, Nov. 25 th , 1679. Children — William, b. at Norwich, 
Aug. 22, 1680 ; Samuel, b. at Walingford, Feb. 16, 168J; Susanna, b. at 
Walingford, Nov. 27, 1682. Susanna Hough, wife of W m Hough, died at 
Walingford, Sept. 5, 1684. William Hough married (2) at Saybrook, 
Mary Bate, daughter of James Bate, of Haddam, Aug. 18, 1685. Chil- 
dren — James, b. at Saybrook, December 15, 1688; Hannah, b. at Say- 
brook, Nov. 8, 1691. Samuel, son of William Hough, died Nov. 30, 1702. 

Samuell Jones was married to Mary Bushnell, 1 st of January, 1663. 
Children — Samuell, b. in the middle of November, 1667 ; Mary, b. 3 De- 
cember, 1670 ; Martha, b. 18 January, 1672. 

Children of Lewis Jones. — Margaret, b. middle Thursday of August, 
1667; Katherine, b. 28 May, 1671; Jonathan, b. 2 d Wednesday in No- 
vember, 1673 ; Samuell, b. 18 May, 1676 ; Ephraim, b. 1 May, 1685. 

John Kirtland was married to Lydia Pratt, 18 November, 1679. 
Children — John, b. 11 July, 1681 ; Priscilla, b. 1 February, 1682 ; Lydia, 
b, 11 October, 1685 ; Elizabeth, b. 27 June, 1688 ; Nathaniell, b. 24 Octo- 
ber, 1690 ; Philip, b. 28 May, 1693 ; Martha, b. 11 August, 1695; Samu- 
ell, b. 19 January, 169|; Daniell, b. 17 June, 1701 ; Parnell, b. 16 Octo- 
ber, 1704. 

Robert Lay was married in the month Desember, about the latter end 
of it, in the year 1647. Children — Phebe, b. 5 January, '50 ; Robert, b. 
6 March, '54. Sarah, wife of Robert Lay, Senior, departed this life the 
21 st of May, 1676, aged about 59 years. Robert Lay, senior, departed this 
life the 9 July, 1689, a3. 72 years. 

Robert Lay, junior, was married to Mary Stanton, 22 January, 1679. 
Children— Robert, b. 27 January, 1680 ; Sarah, b. 19 February, 1682 ; 
Mary, b. 3 October, 1685 ; Thomas, b. 10 May, 1688 ; Samuell, b. 18 Feb- 
ruary, 169J; Phebe, b. 14 August, 1698; Temperance, b. 25 July, 1691 ; 
Dorothy, b. 3 June, 1701 ; Samuell, twin with Temperance, b. 25 July, 1691, 
and d. 5 August, the same year. 

Children of William Lord. — His first son b. October, 1 643 ; Tho : 
b. December, 1645; Richard, b. May, 1647; Mary,b. May, 1649 ; Robert, 
b. August, 1651 ; John, b. Sept., 1653 ; Joseph, b. Sept., 1656. William, 
senior, deceased this life 17 May, 1678. 

John Lary was married at Seabrook, 1 November, 1659. 

Children of Greenfield Lariboo, (Laribe). — Greenfield, b. 20 Aprill, 
1648 ; John, b. 23 February, 1649 ; Elizabeth, b. 23 January, 1652 ; Jo- 

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seph, b. about the middle of March, 1655, d. 10 August, 1657 ; Saraw, b. 
3 March, 1658. 

Children of Tho : Lefingwell. — Rachaell, b. 17 March, 1648 ; Thom- 
as, b. 27 August, 1649 ; Jonathan, b. 6 Desember, 1650 ; Joseph, b. 24 
Desember, 1652; Mary, b. 10 Desember, 1654; Nathaniell, b. 11 Desem- 
ber, 1656. 

John Lambert was married to Mary Lews, the fifteenth day of Jan- 
uary, 1667. 

Edward Lees was maryed to Elisabeth Wright, 7 November, 1676. 

Children of Nathaniel Lynde — Susanna, b. 6 August, 1685, and d. 
19 December, 1685 ; Samuell, b. 29 October, 1689 ; Nathaniell, b. 22 Oc- 
tober, 1692; Elizabeth, b. 2 December, 1694. 

Simon Large and Hannah Long were married 24 January, }$}§. 
Child — Hannah, b. 6 January, 170?. 

William Miller & Mary Bushnell were married, each to other, 

19 Aprill, 1693. Child — William, b. 9 February, 169?. 
Nicolas Mason was married to Mary Dudley, 11 March, 168g. 
Thomas Norton was married to Elizabeth Mason, 8 May, 1671. 

Children — Elizabeth, b. 13 October, 1674, d. 2 Aprill, 1676 ; Thomas, b. 
1 June, 1677; Elizabeth, b. 26 December, 1679; Joseph & Samuell, 
(twins,) b. 6 November, 1681 ; Abigail & Ebenezer, (twins,) b. 16 October, 
1683; John, b. 3 October, 1686. Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Norton, 
departed this life 31 January, 169[j. 

Children of William Parker. — Saraw, b. about a month after Michael- 
mas, 1637 ; John, b. 1 February, 1641 ; Ruth, b. 15 June, 1643 ; William, 
b. about midsummer, 1645 ; Joseph, b. in the middle of February, 1647 ; 

Margaret, b. ; Jonathan, b. later end of February, 1652; David, 

b. about the later end of February, 1656 ; Debora, b. the later end of 
March, 1658; Joseph, b. about March, 1641, lived about twenty weeks 
and then died. William, the Elder, deceased 21 Desember, 1686; Marge- 
ry, the wife of William Parker, senior, deceased 6 Desember, 1680. 

Joseph Parker was married to Hannah Gillbord, 3 June, 1673. Chil- 
dren — Joseph, b. third of Jully, 1674; Jonathan, 15 Jully, 1675; Sarah 
& Hannah, (twins,) b. 15 February, (both died same day,) 1676; Han- 
nah, b. 18 July, 1679 ; Margery, b. 22 June, 1681, and d. 17 February, 
1681; Marjory, b. 12 March, 1682, and d. 23 March, 1683; Jonathan 
Parker dyed the 3 d of August, 1683 ; Mathew, b. ; Jonathan, b. 6 Oc- 
tober, 1686. 

John Parker was married to Mary Buckingham, 24 Desember, 1666. 
Children — John, b. 6 October, 1667 ; Deborah, 31 Agust, 1671; Eben- 
ezer, 18 Agust, 1674; Samuell, 24 January, 1677. 

William Parker, son of William Parker, junior, b. 15 January, 1672. 
Hannah Parker, the wife of the said Will : deceased 27 January, 1672. 

John Parker, junior, was married to Mary Jones, daughter of Lieut. 
Samuell Jones, 11 December, 1690. Children — Nathaniell, b. 2 October, 
1691 ; Mary, 20 November, 1693 ; John, b. 11 March, 1696 ; Deborah, b. 
24 December, 1698, and d. 19 November, 1700 ; Jemima, b. 18 August, 
1701 ; Deborah, b. 12 May, 1704 ; Marjerie, b. 14 July, 1708. John Par- 
ker, the Father of these Children, died at Norwich, 24 December, 1709. 

Ebenezer Parker & Mary Smith were married, each to other, 3 Sep- 
tember, 1694. 

Children of Will : Prate. — Elizabeth, b. 1 February, '41 ; John, b. 

20 February, '44 ; Joseph, b. 1 August, '48 ; Sara, b. 1 Aprill, '51 ; Will, 
b. 15 May, '53 ; Samuell, b. 6 October, '55 ; Lidia, b. 1 January, '59. 

Thomas, son of John Prat, b. 28 October, 1675 ; Isake, b. 16 Janua- 

140 Records of Saybrook, Ct. [April, 

ry, 1677 ; Sarah, b. 5 June, 1680 ; Lydia, b. 18 February, 1682 ; Mehet- 
able, b. 6 September, 1685. 

Thomas Pratt dyed at Hartford, the 5 th day of August, 1694. 

John Prat, (taylor,) was married to Mary Andrews, this 10 th day of 
August. 1676. Children — Mary, b. 24 May, 1677 ; Martha, b. 16 Janu- 
ary, 1679 ; Daniel, b. 13 January, 1680 ; Jonathan, b. 25 December, 1682 ; 
Hannah, b. 14 June, 1688 ; John, b. 19 March, 169?. 

William Pratt, (son of Lieut. W m . Pratt, deceased,) was married to 
Hannah Kirtland, 20 February, 1678. Children — Benjamin, b. 14 June, 
1680; Hannah, b. 24 July, 1682, d. 6 December, 1684; Prudence, b. 11 
March, 1685; Ebenezer, b. 17 August, 1688 ; J,ibez, b. 19 May, 1691. 

Nathaniell Pratt & Sarah Beamont were married, each to other, 
2 May, 1688. Children — Sarah, b. 6 February, 1689 ; Nathaniell, b. 6 
March, 169?; Samuell, 24 January, 1691; Abigail, 9 October, 1695; Deb- 
orah,!). 1 January, 169|; Hezekiah, b. 9 July, 1701 ; Gideon, b. 17 Sep- 
tember, 1704; Sarah dyed y e 11 October, 1716. 

Nathaniell Pratt & Sarah Willard were married, each to other, 
21 January, \1\. 

John Pratt & Hannah Williams were married, each to other, 10 
November, 1697. Child — Elizabeth, b. 20 March, 169 9 \ 

Steven Post deceased this life 16 August, 1659. 

John Post was married in the last of March, to Hester Hide, '52. Chil- 
dren — Margaret, b. 21 February, '52 ; Elisabeth, b. 22 February, '54; 
John, b. 12 Aprill, '57 ; Saraw, b. 6 November, '59. 

Abram Post, his first child called Steven, was b. in Seabrook, 3 De- 
sember, 1664; An, b. 4 May, 1667 ; Abram, b. 9 June, 1669. 

Ellener Post deceased this life 13 November, 1670; James, b. 14 
March, 167?; Hester, b. 14 December, 1672, d. 1 January, 1672; Ann 
Clark d. 3 January, 1672 ; Daniell Post, b. 28 November, 1673 ; Gurden, 
b. 27 May, 1676; Joseph, b. 6 February, 1677; Mary, b. 21 February, 
1679, Ellenor, b. 10 February, 1682 ; Mary, late the wife of Abraham 
Post; d. 23 March, 1681. 

[Note. — There is some confusion in the above record. There is nearly 
half a page of other matter between the birth of Abram and the death of 
Ellenor ; whether these last were the children of Abraham Post, or why 
the death of Ann Clark is put in among them, I cannot say.] S. N. 

Esekle Perigo b. 22 June, 1658. 

Peter Paterson was married to Elizabeth Rithway, being Inhabi- 
tants of Lime, this 11 June, 1678. 

Alexander Pygan was married to Lydia Boyes, late the wife of Sam- 
uell Boyes, 15 Aprill, 1684. 

Mathew .Ransom was married to Hannah Jones, 7 March, I683. 
Child — Joseph, b. 10 January, 1683. 

Edward Shipton was married to Elisabeth Comstock, in the begin- 
ning of January, 1651. Children — Elisabeth, b. May, '51 ; Edward, b. 
about the middle of February, '54; Will : b. June, '56. His wife d. about 
the middle of Jully, 1659. Edward Shipton was married to Mary An- 
drews, this first of Jully, 1663. John, b. about the 5 th of Aprill, 1664; 
Hanah, b. about the middle of February, 1666 ; Samuell, b. 25 December, 
1668; Abigail, b. in the beginning of September, 1670 ; Jonathan, b. in 
the middle of September, 1674. Edward Shipman, senior, dyed 15 Sep- 
tember, 1697. 

[This last is in a later hand, and shows the change in spelling the name.] 

William Shipman & Alice Hand were married, each to other, 26 
November, 1G90. Child — Edward, b. 20 March, 169 \. 

1850.] Diploma of the Crest of Lancelot Manfeld. 141 

Jonathan Smith m. Martha Bushnell, 1 January, 1663. 

Children of Sacry Samford. — Sacry, b. 1653 ; Hanna, b. 1656 ; Ruth, 
b. 1659 ; Esekle, b. 1663 ; Sacry, d. 23 Desember, 1668 ; Deborah, b. the 
middle January, 1665 ; Saraw & Rebeka, b. the middle of November, 1668. 

Jonathan Tilletson m. Mary Jones, 10 January, 1683. Child — 
Jonathan, b. 26 October, 1684. 

John Tilletson m. Mary Morris, 25 Nov., 1680. Children — Mara, 
b. 30 November, 1681 ; Morris John, b. 25 October, 1683; Joshua, b. 26 
March, 1687; Joseph, b. 29 March, 1689; Martha, b. I November, 1691 ; 
Thomas, b. 24 March, 169J. Mr. John Tilletson, Father of y e above chil- 
dren, departed this life June y e 5 th , 1719. 

Ananias Trians m. Abigail Norton, 6 August, 1667. 

John Tully m. Mary Beamont, 3 January, 1671. Children — John, 
junior, b. 3 Desember, 1672; Sarah, b. 9 Aprill, 1674; William, b. 5 Jan- 
uary, 1676 ; Lydia, b. 15 March, 167§ ; Mary, b. 10 August, 1681 ; Debo- 
rah, b. 24 February, 1683 ; Lucy, b. 22 March, 168?; Hephzibah, 22 De- 
cember, 1689 ; Lucy, d. 5 Aprill, 1692; Sarah, d. 30 December, 1692. 

Thomas Upson, 9 Desember, '72, was killed by a cart going over his 
head, nigh the house of Edward Shiptons. 

John Westall, deceased 12 February, 1682; Susannah, his wife, de- 
ceased 18 March, 1 68J. 

Samuell Westead, son of William Westead, b. 20 May, 1683 ; Elle- 
nor,d. 20 May, 1684. 

Samuell Willard m. Sarah Clark, 6 June, 1683. 

George Wood m. 16 July, 1660. Child— George, b. 28 Sept. 1661. 

John Whittlese m. Ruth Dudley, 20 June, 1664. Children — John, 
b. 11 September, 1665; Steven, b. 3 Aprill, 1667; Ebenezer, b. 11 De- 
sember, 1669 ; Joseph, b. 15 June, 1671 ; Josiah, b. 21 Agust, 1673 ; Ja- 
bes, b. 14 March, 1675; David, b. 28 June, 1677; Josiah, d. 13 Aprill, 
1681; Ruth, b. 23 Aprill, 1681 ; Sarah, b. 28 May, 1683; Eliphalet, b. 
24 July, 1679. 

Steven Whittlesey & Rebekah Waterus were married, each to oth- 
er, the 14 th day of October, 1696. Children — Steven, b. 25 September, 
1697, d. 14 February, 170jj ; Rebekah, b. 20 November, 1701 ; Sarah, b. 
last day of August, 1704; Samuell, b. 18 July, 1710; Ambross, b. 13 
January, 171 J. 

Children of Abraham Waterus. — Abraham, b. 23 December, 1674 ; 
Rebekah, b. 20 September, 1677; Isaac, b. 17 Aprill, 1680; John, b. 3 
November, 1682; Joseph, b. 12 July, 1690; Benjamin, b. 17 February, 
169f ; Rebekah, wife to the above named Abraham Waterus, & mother to 
the Children above named, d. y e 14 th of Octob r ., 1704. 

John Webb dyed 27 May, 1684. 

Samuell Wilcocks & Hester Bushnell were married, each to other, 
May y e 14 th day, 1707. 



The following is a copy of a diploma of the Crest, granted in 1563, by 
William Flower, Esq., Norroy King of Arms, to Lancelot Manfeld, Esq., 
to be attached to the ancient Arms of his family : 

TO ALL AND SINGULER as well nobles and gentils as others to 
whome these presentes shall come, be seene, heard, read, or understoode 
Will" flower Esquire otherwise called Norroy principall herald and kinge 

142 Lancelot Manfeld. [April, 

of Armes of the East West and North partes of the realme of England from 
the ry ver of Trent northward, sendeth greetinge in our Lord God everlast- 
inge. WHEREAS Lancelot Manfeld of Skirpenbeck in the countie of 
Yorke Esquire is well borne and descended of worthie progenitors bearinge 
signes and tokens of their race and gentrie called Armes which lykewise 
unto him ar due by just descent and prerogative of birth from his aunces- 
tors : He yet not knowenge of any Creast or Cognoysance properly belong- 
inge unto his auncient Armes (as unto very meny auncient coates of Armes) 
he now hath required me the said Norroy kinge of Armes to assigne unto 
his said auncient Armes a Creast or Cognoysance meete and lawfull to be 
boren without prejudice or offence to any other person. IN CONSID- 
ERATION WHEROF for a further declaration of the worthinesse of 
the said Lancelot Manfeld and at his instant request I the said Norroy 
kinge of Armes by vertue of myne office and by power and authoritie to 
me coinitted by letters patentes under the greate seale of England haue 
assigned given and graunted unto the said Lancelot Manfeld to his auncient 
Armes beinge Gueules a bend cotized argent betweene six Crosse-crosse- 
letts fiche gold : For his Creast or Cognoysance upon the healme on a 
Torce or wreathe argent and gueules, A man's arme the sleeve asure 
turned up at the hand ermyne the hand proper colour hou^dinge a Clubbe 
gold : with Mantelles thereunto appendant gueules doubled or lyned argent. 
WHICH ARMES AND CREAST or Cognoysance and every part and 
parcell thereof I the said Norroy kinge of Armes do by these presentes rati- 
ne confirme give and graunt unto the said Lancelot Manfeld his ofspringe 
and posteritie for ever : he and they the same to have hold use beare 
enjoy and shew foorth at all tymes and for ever heerafter in shild cotear- 
moure penon standard seale signet glasswyndowes buyldinges or any plate 
jewelles or houshold stuffe with their distinctions and differences due and 
accustomed accordinge to the laudable custome and usage of this realme 
of England touchinge the bearinge of Armes at his and their libertie and 
pleasure without the impediment lett or interruption of any person or per- 
sons. IN WITTNESSE wherof I the said Norroy kinge of Armes 
have heerunto subscribed my name with myne owne hand and sette to the 
seale of myne office the twentieth day of Septembre In the yere of our 
Lord God one thousand fyve hundred sixtie three : and in the fifte yere of 
the reigne of our most gracious Sowvereigne lady Elizabeth by the grace of 
God Queene of England France and Ireland Defendo r of the faith, fee. 

Pr moy Wyllam Flower, Esquyer 
(L. S.) alis Norroy Roy d' armes. 

The diploma is on vellum, handsomely written in German text, with the 
Arms and Crest beautifully emblazoned in the margin ; and with the ex- 
ception of the loss of the seal, is in a line state of preservation. In the 
margin at the top, the arms of France and England quarterly are embla- 
zoned, in honor, as is supposed, of the reigning monarch, by whom they 
were borne ; on one side of which, is the red rose of the house of Lancas- 
ter, and on the other, is the fleur de lis of France. 

The family of PHELPS, resident at Windsor, Conn., from the early 
settlement of that town, to which their ancestor William Phelps, Esquire, 
removed from Dorchester, Mass., have had the diploma in their possession 
through successive generations, and the same is now in the hands of Mr. 
John Grant, a Tutor in Yale College, whose mother is of that family. The 
Windsor family of Phelps claims descent from the Lancelot Manfeld, Esq. 
to whom the Crest was granted, through the marriage of an ancestor of 
theirs to his daughter or grand-daughter. Mr. Grant obtained the diploma 
from Mr. Hiram Phelps, of Windsor. 

1850.] The Otis Family. 143 


(Continued from Vol. II. p. 296.) 

It is not pretended that this memoir is entirely perfect and free from 
error. Yet the author has spared neither labor nor expense to make it 
complete ; and the difficulties of such investigations can only be appreci- 
ated by those who are accustomed to them. Much yet remains to be 
known ; and it is requested that any one who may discover errors, can 
supply facts, dates, names, etc., in the many instances wherein the geneal- 
ogy is deficient, will communicate with the author at New York. 

Hon. Samuel Allyne 5 (76), who m. Elizabeth, dau. of Hon. Harrison 
Gray ; and, 2d, Mary, widow of Edward Gray, and dau. of Israel Smith, 

(Jg) I. Harrison Gray, 6 b. 8 Oct., 1765, m. Sally, dau. of William 
Foster, Esq., merchant of Boston, 31 May, 1790. She was b. 10 Jan., 1770, 
and d. 6 Sept., 1838, ae. 66 years and 8 months nearly. A very just tribute 
to her memory may be found in a Philadelphia paper of the time. 

Mr. Otis d. 28 Oct., 1848, Saturday, at 2 o'clock, A. M., at his residence 
in Beacon Street, Boston, in the 84th year of his age. 

He graduated at H. C. 1783, read law with John Lowell, was admitted 
to the Bar 1786, and was chosen Representative in Congress for the Suffolk 
District in 1797, as soon as he was constitutionally qualified by age, as the 
successor of Fisher Ames, which station he held during the whole of the 
Administration of John Adams — eight years. For many years he was an 
active and efficient member of one or other branch of the State Legislature; 
— Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1803 to 1805, and for six 
years President of the Senate. He also, at different periods, held the 
office of Judge of the Boston Court of Common Pleas, and third Mayor of the 
city of Boston, Jan., 1829. He was elected a Senator to the 16th Congress, 
1817, which station he held for five years, when he resigned, June, 1822. 

In 1823, after the long administration of Gov. Brooks, he was the Fed- 
eral candidate for Governor of the Commonwealth, but the strong rally of 
the Democratic party in that year, brought into office Gov. Eustis in oppo- 
sition to him. 

He was one of the prominent members of the convention that met at 
Hartford in Dec, 1814, to deliberate on the condition of public affairs ; — 
and many years since he wrote and published a series of letters, in a pam- 
phlet form, in vindication of the views and proceedings of that convention. 

On retiring from the mayoralty, he withdrew from all public employ- 
ment, and resided till his decease in his elegant mansion in Boston. 

gg) II. Samuel Allyne, 6 b. 1768, m. Elizabeth Coffin ; and, 2d, 
Elizabeth Coffin Marquand. He was bred to commerce, and established in 
business with the brightest prospects at Cape Francois, when the insurrec- 
tion burst forth which drove him, and all the whites who escaped massacre, 
from the island. He afterwards settled in Newburyport, Ms., where he d. 
in 1814. 

(174) III. George, 6 b. , d. early. 

John, 5 (81) who m. Jane Turner 1 Dec, 1746, at Scituate, had: 

Qlt) I. Ensign, 6 b. 9 Jan., 1747, m. Lucy Lapham, 4 March, 1775. He 
s. at Scituate, where he d. 25 Aug. 1830, se. 84 ; 

(176) II. John, 6 b. 16 April, 1750, d. unmarried. 

144 Tlie Otis Family. [April, 

Ignatius, 5 (82) who was b. 2 Feb'y. 1731, and m. Thankful Otis 5 , 
(126), had : 

(177) I. Amos, 6 b. 1757, d. early; 

(178) II. Oliver, 6 b. 1759, d. early ; 

* III. Thankful, 6 b. 1761, m. George Torry, 22 Sept., 1782 ; 

IV. Fanny, 6 b. 1763, d. unm. 7 April, 1834, as. 71 ; 

(g?) V. Amos, 6 b. 1765, m. Thankful Taylor, and s. in New Castle, Me. 
He d. in 1809; 

(g) VI. Oliver, 6 b. 1768, m. Elizabeth Stanchfield. Her father was 
the first settler in Leeds, Me., and her grandfather came from England, and 
was the first settler in New Gloucester. Mr. Otis was a farmer at Leeds, 
and, in 1838, was living at Hallo well, (the residence of his son, the Hon. 
John Otis), a man of wealth ; 

(181) VII. Job, 6 b. 1778, d. in Scituate, unm. 

Capt. Noah, 5 (83) who m.Phebe dishing, 1 May, 1766, (he d. 6 Nov., 
1798, and she d. 1805,) had: 

(182) I. Noah, 6 b. 27 Nov., 1766, d. without issue ; 

(1%) II. John, 6 b. 17 Feb., 1769, m. Hannah Clapp, 19 April, 1795 ; 
She d. at Scituate; 19 Feb., 1837. He was a sea captain ; 

III. Phebe, 6 b. 15 Dec, 1770; 

IV. Sarah, 6 b. 8 Sept., 1774 ; 

V. Desire, 6 b. 30 July, 1779, m. James Curtis, of Marshfield, 23 Feb., 

Doct. Isaac, 5 (85) who was b. 8 Oct., 1721, and m. Mehitabel Bass, 

(184) I. BETHiA, 6 b. 1747, m. John Hudson, of Bridgewater, 1769. She 
had four sons and six daughters, and d. 1825, ae. 78 ; 

(HI) II. Josiah, 6 b. 1749, m. his second cousin, Susanna, daughter of 
Hon. Hugh Orr, 1772. She was b. at East Bridgewater, 1752, and d. 20 
Dec, 1836, ae. 84. He s. at Bridgewater, in the practice of medicine, and 
there d. 25 March, 1808, se. 59 ; 

(Jg) III. Isaac, 6 b. at Bridgewater, 24 Sept., 1752, m. Ruth Brown, of 
R. I., 1781. She d. at Cumberland. In 1787 he m. a widow Hopkins, 
whose maiden name was Elizabeth Briggs. He removed with his family 
to Orange Co., N. Y., 1814, where he d. 2 Nov., 1838, ae. 86; 

(187) IV. Nabby, 6 a twin of Isaac, d. early ; 

(188) V. Hannah, 6 b. 1755, d. early ; 

(189) VI. Nabby, 6 b. 1757, d. early; 

(gj) VII. Jacobs, 6 b. 1758, m. Sarah Smith Barker. Their children 
were b. in Providence, R. I. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and now 
lives in Sullivan Co., N. Y. and draws a pension ; 

(191) VIII. Thomas, 6 b. 1761, d. early; 

(Jg) IX. Galen, 6 b. 1763, m. Joanna, daughter of Deacon David Til- 
den, of Hanson and Boston. He s. at Woolwich, Me., a physician, and d. 
26 Aug., 1836. 

Stephen, 5 (89) who m. Elizabeth Wade, had, b. at Scituate: 

(193) I. Charlotte, 6 b. 1763, m. 1783, Snell Wade, son of Issachar, 
of Scituate. He d., and she m. 2d, Cole. She was living at Lancas- 
ter, Ms., in 1840 ; 

(194) II. Deborah, 6 b. 1765, m. Jonathan Copeland, of West Bridge- 

* The intermission of the numbers here, and in several succeeding instances, is caused 
by the discovery of additional names since the plan was arranged. 



1850.] The Otis Family. 145 

water, 1784 He was b. 1755, and d. 1838, oe. 83. They had five sons 
and two daughters, b. from 1785 to 1804; 

O III. William, b. 16 Jan., 1768, m. Philena Shaw, of Wrentham, 
Ms., 7 Oct., 1792. She was b. 1772, and d. at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1836. 
He removed from Cummington to Ohio, 1825, and was engaged in com- 
mercial pursuits on Lake Erie ; 

($j) IV. Paul, 6 b. 1771, m. 1st, Penelope Nichols, 5 Nov., 1791. She 
was b. 15 April, 1769, and d. 24 April, 1792. He m. 2d, Mrs. Lucy Bai- 
ley, Aug., 1795. She was b. 9 March, 1776, and d. 21 Aug., 1805. By 
her he had three sons and two daughters. His third wife was Mable Litch- 
field, whom he m. 15 Feb., 1806. She was b. 12 Oct., 1784, and survived 
her husband. The Records of Scituate note the death by small pox, in 
1792, of three of Paul Otis' children ; 

(197) V. A daughter, 6 m. a Mr. Howard. 

Doct. James, 5 (91) who m., 3 Oct., 1761, Lucy Gushing, had: 

(198) I. Lucy, 6 b. 15 June, 1763, m. Thomas Barker Briggs, of Scitu- 
ate, and had Thomas, Cushing Otis, Henry, Deborah and Charles ; 

(gfl) II. James, 6 b. 21 April, 1765, m. Joanna Gardner. He resided at 
Lyme, N. H., and d. in Boston, 1836 ; 

(200) III. Hannah, 6 b. 24 Feb., 1767, m. 11 Sept., 1795, Eev. Nehe- 
miah Thomas. He grad. H. C. 1789, and was ordained over the first 
church and society in Scituate, 1792. In the space of one year he lost a 
promising son, and his amiable consort ; and his dau., Lucy, was hopelessly 
bereaved of her reason at the time of her mother's decease. He d. Aug. 
1831, of an apoplexy, one afternoon, while at the beach with his sister-in 
law, Miss Elizabeth Otis, for the benefit of fresher air. She d. 28 March, 
1831. They had Henry, d. at College, 1813 ; Harriet ; Lucy Otis ; and 
Francis, H. C, 1829; 

(201) IV. Gushing, 6 b. 7 March, 1769, m. 18 October, 1806, Abigail, 
dau. of Judge Nathan Cushing, of Scituate. He grad. H. C, 1789, took 
his degree of M. D., 1792, when he commenced practice at Scituate. He 
was Fellow of the M. M. Soc. ? and represented Scituate in the Legisla- 
ture, 1809, 1812, '13 and '14. ' In 1823, he was elected to the State Sen- 
ate. The Church found in Hon. Mr. Otis a warm friend and supporter. 
He d. in Oct., 1837, 93. 69. Of his daughters, Abigail TildenJ was b. 
25 Jan., 1811, m. Judge Williams, a man of wealth, now deceased ; 

(202) V. Elizabeth, 6 b. 25 April, 1771. She d. at Scituate, unmar- 
ried, 4 April, 1846, se. 75 ; 

(203) VI. Nabby, 6 b. 11 Oct., 1773, m. 30 Oct., 1800, Capt. Seth 
Foster ; 

(204) VII. Thomas, 6 b. 15 July, 1776, m. Charlotte Downs, of Boston. 
He was an Importer of Dry Goods in Boston, firm of Otis & Holburn. 
They dissolved about 1800, and he established in New York, the house of 
Otis & Swan. Otis went to Manchester, as buyer, acquired a fortune 
rapidly and retired. He d. at N. Y., 29 Oct., 1841, re. 65, leaving his vast 
property to his two daughters, with the exception of some bequests men- 
tioned in the papers at the time of his decease. His only son, Thom- 
as, d. in early life, and his dau. Helen, m. Jacob R. LeRoy. 

Joseph, 5 (94) who m. Abigail Otis, had : 

(ii) I- Joseph, 6 b. 1776, m. , in Boston and s. at Ellsworth, 

Me. The town of Otis in that State was formerly owned by, and from 
him had its name ; 

(206) II. Billings, 6 b. 1778, d. early ; 

(207) III. Charles, 6 b. 1781, s. in Boston. 


146 The Otis Family. [April, 

John, 5 (95) who was b. 9 July, 1754, (and d. 11 July, 1832,) had, by 
his first wife, Winnet Atkins, the following children : 

I. Winnet, 6 b. 12 June, 1780, m. Nathaniel Peirce, 11 May, 1800 ; 

II. Marct, 6 b. 20 Feb., 1782, m. Noah Cudworth, 15 Sept., 1801 ; 

III. Polly, b. 10 Feb., 1784; 

IV. Sally, 6 b. 15 Dec., 178G, m. Cotton Bailey, 15 Nov., 1813 ; 

(208) V. John, 6 b. 9 Jan., 1788, m. Lydia Bailey, 30 Sept., 1819 ; 

VI. Betsey, 6 b. 26 Sept,, 1791, m. Nahuni Vinal, 6 June, 1832 ; 

VII. Nabby, 6 b. 11 March, 1793 ; 

VIII. Sophia, 6 b. 5 April, 1794; 

(209) IX. Silas, 6 b. 12 April, 1795 ; 

(210) X. Joseph, 6 b. 28 Jan., 1799, m. Sarah N. Jackson, and has five 
or more children, at Scituate. 

Barnabas, 5 (96) who was b. 6 Feb., 1756, and m. Oct., 1781, Polly 
Rickard. [She was b. 12 July, 1754, and d". 25 April, 1831. He d. 28 
March, 1847, at Plymouth. He m. his second wife, Fanny Totman, of Scit- 
uate, 23 Aug., 1832, and she d. 10 Jan., 1844, ae. 58 y. & 7 m.] Had : 

I. Henry, 6 b. 14 Sept., 1782, and d. 22 July, 1783; 

(211) II. Barnabas, 6 b. 12 March, 1785, went to sea, July, 1800, and, 
on May 29, 1803, was impressed by a British frigate. He remained on 
board three months and a half, when he escaped from this service to the 
Island of Barbadoes, in the West Indies. He d. at sea 18 May, 1812, after 
sailing from the West Indies, three days from a port called St. Marks, in 
Cape Francis, or Hayti, ae. 27. 

(212) III. Henry, 6 b. 6 Feb., 1787, and d. 26 July, 1802, in the Island 
of Martinico ; 

- IV. Mary, 6 b. 17 Oct., 1790, m. Elias Williams, of Taunton. She d. 
in King's and Queen's Co., Va., 3 Oct., 1813, leaving Henry O., b. 16 Feb., 
1811, and Augustus, b. 24 July, 1812. 

Joshua, 5 (101) d. 6 Dec, 1822, m. Mary Thaxter, (she d. 12 June, 
1842, a?. 92,) and had, b. at Scituate : 

I. George, 6 b. 20 Nov., 1770 ; 

II. MARY, 6 b. 28 June, 1773, m. Saml. Foster, of Kingston, 3 April, 1792; 
(g) III. George Washington, 6 b. 26 July, 1775, m. 1st, Clev- 
erly ; 2d, Waters. He s. in Boston, and is a Justice of the Peace ; 

(214) IV. Joshua, 6 b. 27 March, 1778, " Capt. Joshua Otis, Jr., d. 
1801,86.23;" [Rec. Scit.] 

(215) V. Ezekiel, b. 8 Feb., 1783, m. and d. 4 Nov., 1820, ae. 37 ; 

(216) VI. Samuel, 6 b. 18 May, 1785, d. in Scituate, 21 Oct., 1826, 
a3. 41 ; 

VII. Sally Barker, 6 b. 3 Dec, 1789 ; 

VIII. Abigail Thaxter, 6 b. 23 Feb., 1792. 

John, 5 (108) b. 4 June, 1727,* who m. Prudence Taintor, had, b. at 
Colchester, Ct. : 

(217) I. Hannah, 6 b. 29 Feb., 1752, O. S., m. Martin Kellogg. She 
d. 1790, se. 38, and left Sally, who m. Amasa Foot; and Fanny, who m. 
a Methodist minister. She had also, William, who d. young; 

(218) II. Nathaniel, 6 b. 19 June, 1753, m. Mary, dau. of Israel Foot, 
of Colchester, 5 Nov., 1778. She d. ae. 84. A sister of Mrs. Otis d. at 
Lyme, 1846, at the advanced age of 99 ; another sister is now living, over 
90 years of age. He took the oath of Fidelity at Colchester, 19 Sept., 1780, 

# The date in the family Bible, and no doubt correct; the date " 1 April, 1798," pre* 
viously given, was taken from Town Records. 

1850.] The Otis Family. 147 

and was made Captain of a military company. He resided at Hartford 
two or three years, and finally s. at New London. His name is met with 
on the Records as " Surveyor of Land for N. L. County." He was sta- 
tioned at Horse Neck during a part of the Revolutionary War, and d. in 
the peace of the Christian, 18 March, 1834, a?. 81. A son, Asa? and two 
daughters, reside in New London ; 

(219) III. Sarah, 6 b. 24 May, 1755, m. Israel Foot, 5 Nov., 1778. 
She d. 1781, of consumption, se. 2G. Her children were Sarah, d. in in- 
fancy, and Sarah, b. 1 Feb., 1781, m. a Mr. Hale; 

(220) IV. Ann, 6 b. 15 March, 1757, m. Daniel Wattles, of Lebanon, 
Ct. She was living with her daughter, at Rochester, N. Y., and being 
blind, her garments took fire, causing her death, in 1837, se. 80. She had 
eleven children, several of whom d. in infancy ; 

(221) V. John Thacher, 6 b. 31 Oct., 1758, m. 29 Sept., 1782, Louisa, 
dau. of Dea. Noah Pomeroy. She d. at Colchester, 1840, se. 80. He d. 
at the same place, on Sunday, 18 Sept., 1842, a3. 84. The following trib- 
ute to his memory appeared in a paper at the time of his death : 

He was a patriot of the Revolution. On the news of the battle of Lex- 
ington, Otis, then less than eighteen years of age, sought the first opportu- 
nity to display himself, and started with a small band, and joined the Amer- 
ican Army at Cambridge. He was at Concord, among those on the night 
of the 4th of March, who helped to take possession of Dorchester Heights. 
An engagement was hourly expected ; but the British evacuated the city, 
and the American troops marched into Boston. 

In August, 1777, after the evacuation of Ticonderoga, Mr. Otis was 
among the many who flocked to the standard of the newly appointed com- 
mander of the Northern armies, Gen. Gates. The company under Capt. 
Amos Jones, to which he belonged, marched to the Patriot army, at Sara- 
toga. He was in one or two engagements, at the battle of Stillwater, and 
at the surrender of Burgoyne. He bore honorable testimony to the cour- 
age of Putnam, at Cambridge : that he was brave and true to his country. 

Dea. Otis' life was active, his character energetic, and his body and 
mind sound until almost the close of life. He was systematically de- 
voted to the great end of existence and the duties of life. He was useful 
as an officer in the church. 

He had seven children ; Charles P., 7 grad. Y. C, 1829, was Principal of 
Bacon Academy ten years, a man of much worth, d. 7 Jan., 1837 ; and 
Israel T., 7 grad. at Williams College, 1828, and at Andover 1834, is a min- 
ister at Rye, N. H. ; 

(222) VI. Charles, 6 b. 29 Oct., 1760, m. widow Elizabeth Sweetland, 
whose maiden name was Elizabeth Gould, of East Haddam, Ct. He took the 
oath of Fidelity at Colchester 17 Dec, 1782, and s. at Hamilton, N. Y., 
where he d. in Oct., 1844, se. 84. A dau., Hannah? m. John Blish ; and 
his son, Charles G.J m. and is now living at Earlville, N. Y., a Justice of 

(223) VII. Prudence, 6 b. 23 Nov., 1762, m. Ambrose Dutton. He d. 
28 Oct., 1841, se. 82. She is now living at Colchester, Ct., the mother of 
seven children, viz. : Epaphroditus? Fhebe, 7 Sophia, 7 Francis, 7 Russell, 7 
Ambrose, 7 and James. 7 

(224) VIII. Marct, 7 b. 17 Sept., 1764, m. 1st, Daniel Cone, and had 
two children. She m. 2d, Dr. Amos Skeel, of Williamstown, Ms., had four 
children, and d. 1813. 

(225) IX. James, 6 b. 6 June, 1767, m. 18 Nov., 1792, Dorothy Foot. 
She d. 1848. He was made a freeman at Colchester, 1792, and d. 2 

148 The Otis Family. [April, 

March, 1845, ec. 78. He had two sons, John Nelson? d. young ; and James 
Foot? of rare talents as a musician, m. Eliz. H. Hammond, and d. 5 April, 
1846, leaving children. 

(226) X. Eunice, 6 b. 28 Nov., 1770, m. Daniel Gardner, and had three 
sons and three daughters. She is now living at Eaton, N. Y. 

(227) XL Dayid, 6 b. 20 Aug., 1773, m. Fanny, dau. of Capt. Amos 
Fowler, of Lebanon, Ct., who was b. 28 June, 1783. She is descended on 
her father's side from John Fowler, an adherent of Cromwell, who escaped 
to this country to shun the ordelian law of the British hierarchy, and was at 
Guilford, Ct., 1639, when the first church was organized. Her grandfather, 
Abijah Fowler, one of the first settlers at Lebanon, m. Abigail Bigelow, 
1745, and had seven children, the youngest of whom was Amos (her 
father) b. 17 March, 1758, and d. 30 Nov., 1837, ce. 80. Her mother, 
Rebecca Dewey, dau. of John Dewey and Rhoda Gillett, and grand-daugh- 
ter of one of the first proprietors of what was called the " Clark and Dewey 
Purchase," was b. 4 July, 1759, and is now living. Mrs. Otis has four 
brothers : Hon. Orin Fowler, of Fall River, Ms., Gen. Amos, Henry, and 
Anson, of Lebanon, Ct. 

The brothers of this Otis family (now all deceased except one) bore a 
strong resemblance to each other in a peculiarly marked physiognomy, 
which they derived from the Thacher family through their grandmother, 
Hannah. I am not aware of any paintings of portraits of them, and it may 
be interesting to some of their numerous descendants to know that the lith- 
ographic portrait of Dr. James Thacher, accompanying his Medical Biogra- 
phy, resembled Mr. David Otis in a remarkable degree. He was a man of 
great industry — but was a cripple the latter part of his life, from the 
effects of a fever. His sterling honesty, his plain, strong common sense, 
made him beloved and respected. He lived a life of piety, and d. in faith 
and hope on the 13 May, 1847. He had children : Alfred? m. Sophia 
Jane Worthington ; Clarissa ; 7 Rhoda Fmmeline? m. Ambrose Dutton, and 
d. 1843, leaving one son ; Orin F., 7 grad. at Y. C. 1840, a minister of the 
Congregational Church at Chepachet, R. I. ; Benjamin F., 7 m. France s 
Jane Clark ; Harriet Newell, 7 m. Russell Dutton ; Horatio N. 7 ; and Sarah 7 ,• 

(228) XII. Amos, g b. 18 April, 1776, m. Huntly, and now the 

last surviving brother, is s. at Colchester. Ct. • 

John, 5 (111) who m. Lucy Darrow, had : 

(§99) I. James, m. Lucy Otis, of Norwich, Ct. He resided at Brattle- 
borough, Vt., and d. at Royalton, N. Y., 1826; 

(230) II. Christopher, m. Mary Baldwin, of Stafford, Ct. He s. at 
Whittingham, Vt., and d. about 1820, without issue ; 

(fj }) III. John, 6 m. Nancy Angel, and d. at Syracuse, N. Y., 1844 ; 

(232) IV. Sarah, 6 m. James McCullock, of Pelham, Ms. She d. at 
Coleraine, 15 Sept., 1846, se. 87. 

Stephen,' 5 (113) who m. Lucy Chandler, had, b. at Colchester: 

(g) I. Araunah, b. 6 Jan., 1763, m. Betsey Adams. He enlisted 
when 18 years of age, in the Revolutionary army ; s. at Rutland, N. Y., a 
farmer, and d. 1833 ; 

(234) II. Caroline, 6 b. 18 Dec, 1764 ; 

( 2 4 f 5 ) III. Calvin, 6 b. 16 Oct., 1766, m. Widow Vanhantier, of N. Y. 
He was a carpenter in N. Y., and d. 1834 ; 

(236) IV. Elce, b. 12 Sept., 1768; 

(in) V. Chandler, 6 b. 18 April, 1770, m. Abigail Coe, s. a farmer, at 
Lyden, N. Y. ; 

(238) VI. Lucy, 6 b. 4 Jan., 1772 ; 

1850.] The Otis Family. 149 

( 4 2 *>) VII. Stephen, 6 b. , 1774, in. Phebe Glynn, and s. at Halifax, 


(™) VIII. Seth, 6 b. 24 June, 1777, m. Chloe Taylor, 1803. He s. a 
merchant, at Watertown, N. Y., 1806, was Commissioner of loans, High 
Sheriff, &c. He now resides in Chicago, 111. ; 

(g{) IX. Nathaniel, b. 26 Nov., 1778, m. Judith Martin. He lived 
at Smithfield, N. Y., and removed, in 1846, to Beloit, W. T. He has 
been a Baptist minister for more than forty years. He belonged to the 
Berkshire Asso n . of B. Chh., N. Y. ; 

(242) X. James, 6 b. 5 Nov., 1780, m. Bethia Lee, and was living, in 
1846, at Sullivan, Mad. Co., N. Y. A son James m. Mary Lee ; 

(II) XL Joseph, 6 b. 5 Feb., 1782, m. Violetta Hinsdale, of Bristol, Vt. 
He went as volunteer under Capt. Saxton, and was in the action at Platts- 
burg, 11 Sept., 1814. This action it is known resulted in the complete 
triumph of the Am. arms in that quarter. In 1839, he removed to Bris- 
tol, W. T. 

Richard, 5 (114) who m. Mary Hinckley, had : 

(||) I. Joseph, 6 b. 1 Dec, 1769, m. 1st, Rachel Cook, of Fort Ann; 
2d, Hannah Spencer, of Greenville ; 3d, widow Sarah Smith, maiden 
name, Cook ; 

(Jg) II. Mats on, 6 b. , m. Deborah Wetherel, of Fort Ann. He 

was living at Ripley, N. Y., 1834 ; 

(246) III. Joel* 6 b. , m. Martha Clarke, and s. at Fort Ann, N.Y. ; 

(432) IV. Amos, 6 b. , m. Delia Grover, of Sudbury, Vt. He was a 

volunteer at Platsburgh, 1812, was made captain of a company, and d. at 
Fort Ann, soon after returning home ; 

(248) V. Richard, 6 b. , m. Eunice Huntley, and s. at Fort Ann ; 

(18) VI. Jared, 6 b. , m. Lorinda Chapin, of Fort Ann, and s. at 

Columbia, Chenango Co., N. Y. ; 

(250) VII. Sardis, 6 b. , m. Sarah Cone, and s. at Fort Ann. 

Dea. Joseph, 5 (115) who m. Lucy Horton, widow Carew, and Abigail 

Hurlbert, (he d. at Suffield, Ct., instead of Westfield,) had : 

(251) I. Joseph, 6 b. , 1768, m. Nancy Huntington, of Norwich, Ct. 

She d. in the peace of the Christian faith, 27 Aug., 1844, at Norwich, where 
she was born. She was a lady of many estimable qualities. He left home 
quite young, and resided at Norwich about two years ; went into the mer- 
cantile business at Charleston, S. C. ; and in 1797 removed to New York. 
Here he remained a prosperous commission merchant 43 years, respected 
by all who knew him, for his firm integrity and correct business habits. In 
1840, sickness rendered a change necessary, and he retired from the city 
and active business, to Norwich. 

(252 II. James, 6 b. 1770, d. «. 21 ; 

(253) III. Oliver, 6 b. 1773, now living with his nephew in New York 

(la) IV. Shubael, 6 b. 1776, m. 1st, Abigail Thomas. He is living at 
Hinsdale, Ms., with his third wife ; 

V. A Daughter, 6 m. Benjamin Snow, of Norwich. 

Dea. Nathaniel, 5 (116) who m. Amey Gardner, (she d. Aug., 1815, 

@) I. Nathaniel, 6 b. 25 Feb., 1765, m. Martha Gates, of Colchester, 
Ct. He d. in Dec, 1828, at Perry, N. Y. ; 

(256) II. Amos, 6 b. 27 Aug., 1766, was drowned 27 May, 1786, in 
" Gardner's Lake ;" 

(g) III. Asahel, 6 b. 1 May, 1768, m. Mary Chester, 15 Jan., 1792, 
and d. in N. Y. State, 12 Jan., 1837 ; 

150 The Otis Family. [April, 

IV. Elcy, g b. 3 July, 1770, d. Sept., 1795 ; 
Y. Mabel, b. 28 April, 1772 ; 
(258) YT. Isaac, 6 b. 18 April, 1774, drowned with his brother ; 
(gjj) YII. David G., 6 b. 1 May, 1776, m. Anna Perry, of Petersham, 
R. I. She was b. 15 Aug., 1779. He resides at Salem, Ct. ; 

(2 GO) VIII. Shubael, b. 2 May, 1778, s. at Waterford, and d. 25 
Aug., 18-40; 

IX. Amy, g b. 25 June, 1782, m. Oliver Baker ; s. at Salem ; 

(261) X. Joseph, b. 1 May, 1784, d. 29 May, 1786; 
XL Elizabeth, 6 b. 26 May, 1787; 

XII. Anna, 6 b. 23 April, 1789 ; 
David, 5 (117) who m. Mary Day and Abigail Smith, had: 

I. Lovina, 6 b. 29 July, 1767, m. Andrew W. Durkee ; s. at 
Sennett, X. Y., where she d. ; 

(262) II. Isaac, 6 b. 19 Sept., 1768, m. Susan Hedden, d. at Jordan, N. Y., 
leaving one son, Herod' ; 

(g) III. David, 6 b. 6 May, 1770, m. Melancy Smith, and s. at Camil- 
lus, N. Y. ; 

(264) IV. Joseph, 6 b. 7 July, 1771, m. Huldah Hill, s. at Fabius, N.Y., 
and has one son, Joseph 7 ; 

(Jg) V. Perez, 6 b. 16 March, 1773, m. Deborah Gillett, and s. at Gal- 
way, N. Y. ; 

VI. Mart Ann, 6 b. 3 Nov., 1774, m. Charles Kellogg. He was 
b. at Sheffield, Ms. 3 Oct., 1773 ; s. at Kelloggsville, N. Y. She d. 13 Oct., 
1844, at Ann Arbor, Mich., leaving eleven children ; 

® VII. Abijah, 6 b. 8 June, 1776, m. Eleanor Austin, of Sheffield, 
Ms., and s. at Howard, N. Y. ; 

(g) VIII. Jacob, 6 b. 21 Aug., 1777, m. Annis Austin, of Sheffield, 
Ms. He d. at Truxton, N. Y., 1830 ; 

IX. Achsah, 6 b. 12 Jan., 1780, m. a Mr. Fillmore. She d. at 
Oak Orchard, N. Y. ; 

(268) X. Shubael, 6 b. 2 April, 1781, m. Sarah Hartshorn ; s. at Ul- 
sterville, X. Y., and has children ; 

(269) XL Selah, 6 b. 10 March, 1783, m. Betsey Hartshorn; has 
been P. M. at Ulsterville, N. Y. ; 

James, 5 (118) who m. Sarah Holmes, Mary Phelps and Belinda Clapp, 

(270) I. Jabez, 6 , m. Lucy Ely, and s. at West Springfield, Ms ; 

He had two sons, Francis 7 and Ely 7 and perhaps others ; 

(S) II. Samuel, 6 , m. Sybil Nott, of West Springfield, and s. at 

Chester, Ms. ; 

(Jin) III. James, 6 , m. Lucy Broad, of Springfield, where he s. ; 

(273) IV. John, 6 , m. Vibber, of East Hartford, and s. at 

Glastonbury, Ct. He had a large family ; 

(274) V. Sumner, 6 , s. at Montgomery, Ms. 

William, 5 (122) of Ellisburgh, N. Y., had : 

(275) I. John, 6 , m. and has a family; 

(276) II. Ralph. 6 

David, 6 (125) who m. Mary Vinal, (he was b. 1747, instead of 1731, 
and d. at Scituate, 14 Dec, 1828, ae. 81,) had, b. at Scituate: 

(S) I. David, 6 b. 3 March, 1774, m. Ruth Otis, 17 Nov., 1803 ; 

II. Polly, 6 b. 16 Feb., 1776, m. Abner Bailey, 25 Oct., 1798; 

III. Deborah, 6 b. 20 Oct., 1777 ; 

IV. Elisha, 6 b. 15 Nov., 1778, d. early; 

1850.] The Otis Family. 151 

V. Mary, 6 b. 9 Jan., 1779, m. Charles Ellms, 24 March, 1801 ; 
(278) VI. Judith, b. 15 March, 1782, ra. Benjamin Clapp, 14 Aug., 

VII. Betty, b. 31 July, 1785 ; 

VIII. Elce, 6 b. 4 Jan., 1788, m. Calvin Peirce, 9 Aug., 1807 ; 

(g) IX. Rowland b. 7 Feb., 1790, m. Elizabeth Waterman, 1814, 
s. at Scituate ; 

(280) X. Job, b. 21 Jan., 1792, d. early; 
XL Anne Vinal, 6 b. 2 May, 1794 ; 

XII. Eunice, b. 27 May, 1796, m. Benjamin T. Totman, 10 Dec, 

(281) XIII. Adam, b. 2 Oct., 1798, d. 11 March, 1831, se. 32. 
Prince, 5 (127) whom. Ruth Otis, (lied. 24 July, 1801,) had, b. at 

Scituate : 

I. Ruthy, 6 b. 29 Oct., 1779 ; 

(HI) II. Prince Howland, 6 b. 24 Feb., 1781, m. Hannah Luke, and 
s. at Cambridge, Ms. ; 

(283) III. Lemuel, 6 b. 6 Sept., 1783, m. Catharine Norton, and s. at 
Richmond, Va. He had two sons, and perhaps more ; 

(284) IV. Benjamin, 6 b. 21 Aug., 1786, d. early. 

Abijah, 5 (128) who m. Mary Turner, 22 March, 1795, (she d. 19 Aug., 
1841,) had : 

I. Mary Turner, 6 b. 20 Nov., 1795 ; 

(|f) II. Abijah, 6 b. 24 Feb., 1797, m. Mary . He was a mariner. 

His farm at Scituate was three-fourths of a mile southwest from the har- 
bor. He d. of consumption, 11 Nov., 1846 ; 

(H) III. John Turner, 6 b. 30 April, 1799, m. 6 Dec, 1821, Sarah 
W. Jenkins. He d. at Boston, 9 Aug., 1830, se. 31 ; 

IV. Rachel T.,° b. 27 Oct., 1800, m. Henry Wade, 13 Jan., 1828 ; 

(Z) V. Job Prince, 6 b. 11 March, 1802, m. Hannah Briggs, 5 Oct. 
1825.' He m. 2d, Lydia Clapp, 15 June, 1828, and she d. 16 Feb., 1834, 
se. 26 ; 

(288) VI. Amos Shaav, 6 b. 13 Sept., 1804, m. Nancy Brown, 20 March, 
1831, and d. 16 May, 1840, a?. 35 ; 

VII. Deborah, b. 12 Sept., 1806, m. Barnabas W. Briggs, 17 Jan., 

Doct. Ephraim, 5 (133) who m. Sarah Harris, had : 

I. Polly, 6 b. 5 Aug., 1770 ; 

(|i) II. Ephraim, 6 b. 23 Dec, 1772, m. 1st, Mary Cornwell ; 2d, Re- 
becca Underhill, both of whom he survives. He s. at DeRuyter, N. Y., a 
physician, with an extensive practice ; 

(fg) III. David Harris, 6 b. 4 April, 1775, m. Sarah Rogers. He is a 
wealthy farmer, living at Danby, N. Y. ; 

IV. Amey, 6 b. 29 April, 1777 ; 

(519) V- George Alexander, 6 b. 29 Aug., 1781, m. Lucinda Smith, 
and s. in Boston. He is known as the author and translator of a number 
of works, one of the principal of which is that of Botta's History of the 
War of American Independence, from the Italian ; 

(If) VI. Job, 6 b. 25 June, 1783, m. Deborah Davis. He was an apoth- 
ecary and chemist at New Bedford, and in 1834, removed to Scipio, N. Y. ; 

VII. Stephen, 6 b. 26 July, 1785 ; 

(If) VIII. Daniel, 6 b. 6 Nov., 1788, m. Mary Green, and now resides 
at Scituate, Ms. 

Charles, 6 (134) who m. Mrs. Sarah Tilden, 7 Dec, 1786; and 2d, 
Elizabeth Hammond, 12 Dec, 1798, had by Sarah : 

152 The Otis Family. [April, 

(294) I. Charles Tilden, b. , m. Miss Ripley, of Kingston. He 

lived at Boston, and s. at Mason, N. H., and had a son Charles J b. 1818. 

AMOS, e (144) who m. Nancy Farnsworth, and 2d, Sally Farnsworth, 
had live children by each, b. at Barnstable, viz. : 

(295) I. John, 7 b. 2o Dec, 1798, m. Anna Hinckley. She was b. 9 
Oct., 1801, the dau. of Adine Hinckley, (141). He was a sea Captain, 
and d. at Barnstable, 2 Jan., 1829, leaving Rebecca, 8 b. 12 Feb., 1828; 

(296) II. Amos, 7 b. 17 Aug., 1801, m. Mary, dau. of Adine Hinckley, 
[141] by his second wife, Abigail Smith. She was b. 1 May, 1810, the 
youngest of eight children. He is Cashier of Barnstable Bank, Yarmouth 
Port, Ms., and has Abby 8 b. 2 Nov., 1832 ; 

(297) III. Catherine/ b. 27 April, 1804, m. Joshua Thayer, of Barn- 
stable, and had son John O., 8 b. Sept., 1830 ; 

(298) IV. Jane, 7 b. 2 April, 1806, m. P. Scudder, of Barnstable; 

(299) V. Nancy F., 7 b. 29 July, 1808 ; 

(300) VI. Sally, 7 b. 12 June, 1811 ; 

(301) VII. Betsey, 7 b. 7 March, 1813, m. Nathaniel Hinckley, and 
had Benton, b. July, 1834 ; 

(302) VIII. James, 7 b. 16 April, 1815, is a sea captain ; 

(303) IX. Mariah W., 7 b. 24 April, 1820 ; 

(304) X. Lucy A., 7 b. 7 April, 1823 ; 
Solomon, 6 (145) who m. Hannah Nye, had : 

(305) I. Lot Nye, 7 b. 1 March, 1799, m. Abigail Childs, and s. a far- 
mer, at Barnstable. He has Helen, 8 b. 1828 ; William 8 b. 1834. 

(306) II. Solomon, 7 b. 11 July, 1813 ; is a seaman, s. at Barnstable ; 

(307) III. Sarah H., 7 b. 6 June, 1815, m. B. Lothrop, of Barnstable ; 

(308) IV. Joseph, 7 b. 1818, m. Jane, dau. of Robert Brooks, of Co- 
hassett, 30 Dec, 1841. 

Joseph, 6 (156) who m. Ann Stoll and Miss Munro, had, b. at Charles- 
ton, S. C. : 

(309) I. Richard William, 7 b. 1796, m., d., and left one child in 
Kentucky. He was a Drug Broker in N. Y., and afterwards P. M. at 
Travellers' Rest, S. C. ; 

(310) II. John Alexander, 7 b. 1801, m. in 1835, and s. in Charles- 
ton, S. C. ; 

(311) III. Walter Munro, 7 b. 1808, is a merchant at Charleston. 
Nathaniel Walter, 6 (157) who m. Nancy Bourn, had : 

(312) I. Charles Joseph, 7 b. 1802. He resided at Matanzas, Island 
of Cuba, and finally s. in N. Y., a commission merchant, where he d. 1837 ; 

(313) II. A Daughter, 7 , m. Quincy Thaxter, of Hingham ; 

(314) III. Horatio Augustus, 7 resided at Matanzas, and d. in New 
Orleans, previous to 1840. 

Hon. Harrison Gray, (172) who m. Sally Foster, had: 

(315) I. Elizabeth Gray, 7 b. 1 June, 1791, m. George W., son of 
Theodore Lyman, and d. at St. Croix, W. I., 20 Dec, 1824. She had three 
sons and two daughters ; 

(!!§) II. Harrison Gray, 7 b. 7 August, 1792, m. Eliza Henderson, 
dau. of W. PI. Boardman, of Boston. He grad. PL C. 1811, read law 
with his father and H. Binney, Esq., and was admitted to the bar 1814. 
His death occurred suddenly at Springfield, 3 January, 1827 ; 

(317) III. Sally, 7 b. 22 Dec, 1793, m. Israel Thorndike, of Beverly, 
d. 2 Dec, 1819, had one son and three daughters ; 

(318) IV. Mary Foster, 7 b. 15 June, 1795, d. 17 Jan., 1796 ; 

(319) V. Alleyne, 7 b. 16 July, 1796, drowned 1806 ; 

1850.] The Otis Family. 153 

(320) VI. George, 7 b. 1797, d. the next year; 

(321) VII. Sophia Harrison, 7 b. 29 March, 1799, m. Andrew Ritchie, 
9 Dec, 1823, has two sons and one daughter ; 

(fg) VIII. James William, 7 b. 18 May, 1800, m. Martha, dau. of Wil- 
liam Church, of Providence, R. I., Jan. 1825. He resides in N. Y. ; 

(JS) IX. William Foster, 7 b. 1 Dec, 1801, H. C, 1821, m. Enyly, 
dau. of Josiah Marshall, 18 May, 1831. She d. 17 Aug., 1836, se. 29 ; 

(324) X. Alleyne, 7 b. 27 Aug., 1807, grad. at II. C, 1825, resides in 
Boston ; 

(325) XI. George Harrison, 7 b. 4 Sept., 1810, d. 25 Oct., 1833. 
Samuel Allyne, 6 (173) who m. 1st, Elizabeth Coffin, had : 

(326) I. George, 7 b. 1797, grad. H. C, 1815, at which college he was 
Professor until he accepted the call as Pastor of Christ Ch., Cambridge. 
" He d. 1828, in the discharge of his ministerial duties, and left, in the vir- 
tues of the people, the most beautiful memorials of their worth ;" 

(327) II. Elizabeth, 7 m. Henry W. Delavan, of Albany, N. Y.,andd. ; 

(328) III. Samuel Allyne, 7 , resides at Nashville, Tenn., a mer- 
chant ; 

(329) IV. Marian, 7 , m. Wm. Hill, of Cambridge, three children ; 

(330) V. James Frederic, 7 (first named Tristram Coffin,) , m. 

Susan Higginson, resides in New York, an editor; 

(331) VI. Joseph Marquand, 7 , m. , and resides in Taunton, 

Ms., and has children. 

Ensign, (175) who m. Lucy Lapham, had : 

(HI) I. Ensign, 7 b. 13 Aug., 1777, m. Lucy, dan. of Capt. James Little, 
17 Sept., 1801, she d. 29 Aug., 1841. He was a merchant at Scituate, and 
d. 19 Dec, 1822; 

(333) II. Lucy, 7 b. 25 Aug., 1789, m. Anthony Chubbuck, 24 May, 
1807, and has a family. He was son of David, who d. at Quincy, and 
descended from Thomas Chubbuck, an early settler in Hingham ; 

(334) III. " Genne," 7 and (335) IV. Abigail, 7 twins, b. 16 Nov., 1794, 
Jane m. John Beal of Scit. Harbour, and Abigail m. Milton Litchfield, 5 
Dec, 1819. 

Amos, 6 (179) who m. Thankful Taylor, had : 

(336) I. Isaac, 7 b. 1792, d. early; 

(337) II. William, 7 b. 1795, s. at Farmington, N. H. ; 

(338) III. Amos, 7 b. 1802, s. and d. at Leeds, Me., unmarried; 

(339) IV. Ason, 7 b. 1804, d. 1810. 

Oliver, 6 (180) who m. Elizabeth Stanchfield, has had: 

(340) I. Ensign, 7 b. 1795, m. Martha Davis, s. at Leeds, Me., and has 
one son, John Harrison? b. 1826, and a daughter; 

(«S) II. John, 7 b. 1801, m. 1st, Harriet Frances, dau. of Col. Wm. Oli- 
ver Vaughan, and granddaughter of Benjamin Vaughan, LL. D., the corres- 
pondent of Dr. Franklin, and editor of his works, and once a member of 
Parliament. Pie m. 2d, Ellen, dau. of Capt, S. C. Grant, 21 Aug., 1848. 
He grad. at Bowdoin College, 1823, read law with Hon. Peleg Sprague, 
and commenced practice at Hallowell, Me., 1826. He represented Hallow- 
ell in the Legislature several years; and in 1841 he was appointed "one of 
the Commissioners on the part of Maine, to advise with the Executive of 
the U. S.," on the North-Eastern boundary question. In 1848, he was 
elected a Representative to the 31st Congress, from the Third Congression- 
al District of Maine ; 

(342) III. Oliver, 7 born 1803, d. early; 

(343) IV. Oliver, 7 b. 1808, d. early ; 


154 The Otis Family. [April, 

(344) V. Harrison G., 7 b. 1810, d. early; 

(345) TL Amos/ b. 1812, is a physician in Monroe, Me. 
Capt. John, (183) who m. Hannah Clapp, had : 

(346) I. John CusmNG, 7 b. 11 Nov., 1796, m. Philenia Payne, 9 July, 
1826, and has three children, resides at Scitnate; 

(347) II. Noah, 7 b. 6 March, 1801, d. at sea, 17 June, 1826; 

(348) III. Hannah, 7 b. 13 July, 1803 ; 

(349) IV. Franklin, 7 b. 16 Feb., 1806; 

(350) V. Sallet 7 , b. 31 Jan., 1809 ; 

(351) VI. Harrison, 7 b. 5 April, 1811, d. early. 
Docx. Josiah, 6 (185) who m. Susanna Orr, had : 

(352) I. Thomas, 7 ") . . , 1P7P7Q f d. early ; 

)o-o< tt t»t 7 r twins, b. 1778, 4 a L- i c n ± 

(dod) II. Melville, 7 j ' ( m. Sophia, dau. of Capt. 

Isaac Whitman, 1809, and s. at East Bridgewater, Ms. She d. 1826, as. 

42. Their son, Gushing, b. 1811, m. and has a family ; 

(354) III. Abigail, 7 b. 1781, and was the second wife of Capt. ¥m. 
Vinton, whom she m. 1803. She died 1816, leaving four daughters; 

(355) IV. Bass, 7 b. 1784, m. Miss Pierie, of Philadelphia. He is a 
portrait painter, and resides in Boston ; 

(356) V. Clarissa, 7 b. 1786, was the third wife of Capt. Wm, Vinton, 
m. 1817, and had three sons and one daughter ; 

(357) VI. Welcome, 7 b. 1790, d. in Connecticut. 
Capt. Isaac, 6 (186) by his first wife, Ruth Brown, had: 

(g) I. William, 7 b. 1 March, 1781, m. 1st, Clarissa Gale; 2d, Eliza- 
beth Pierson, and s. at Mount Hope. He has nine sons now living. 

By his second wife, he had, b. at Cumberland, R. I. : 

(||) II. Isaac, 7 b. 21 Aug., 1788, m. Tryphena, dan. of Capt. Oliver 
Smith, of Pelham, Ms., 25 June, 1812. He was Postmaster from 1819 
to 1832, at Otisville, a town in N. Y., named from him. He removed to 
Philadelphia in 1832, and was elected-an Alderman of that city 1835. He 
was one of a Committee on the part of the city in erecting G-irard Col- 
lege. In 1841, he was appointed by the President, Marshal of U. S. for 
the Eastern District of Pa., which office he held two years. He resides in 
N. Y., a merchant ; 

(360) IH. Galen, 7 b. 1799, in. Fanny King, of Sullivan Co., N. Y, 
and has had five or more children, was P. M. at Otisville. 

Jacobs, 6 (190) who m. Sarah Smith Barker, has had: 

(361) I. Isaac ; 7 

(362) II. Sewall 7 ; 

(363) III. Jacobs, 7 a physician; 

(364) IV. Barker 7 ; 

(365) V. Alans on. 7 

Doer. Galen, (192) who m. Joanna Tilden, had : 

(366) I. Isaac, 7 , m. Susan Phillips, and s. in Me. ; 

(367) II. Christopher, 7 b. 24 Sept., 1800, m. 1st, Sarah Carter; 

2d,. ; 

(368) III. Nathaniel T., 7 b. 25 May, 1802, m. 22 Feb., 1827, Mary 
Robbins, of Watertown, Ms., resides at Buffalo, N. Y., " city sexton and 
coffin maker." Has one son, Nathaniel, 8 b. 22 Feb., 1830, and one daughter. 

William, (195) who m. Philena Shaw, had : 

(369) I. William Augustus, 7 b. 2 Feb., 1794, m. Eliza Procter, of 
Manchester, Ms., 22 Dec, 1825, s. at North Bloomfield, 1820, and at 
Cleveland, Ohio, 1837, where he is a merchant, with three or more chil- 
dren ; 

1850.] The Otis Family. 155 

(370) II. Piiilena, 7 b. 1796, in. Silas Andrews, 1838, and s. in Hart- 
ford, Ct. ; 

(371) III. Sophronia, 7 b. 1798 ; 

(372) IV. William Gushing, 7 b. 5 March, 1801, m. Mary Croft, of 
Painesville, Ohio, 1829, and s. in Lower Sandusky, a cabinet-maker, with 
two children ; 

(373) V. William Harrison, 7 b. 13 June, 1803, m. Minerva Dille, of 
Euclid, Ohio, 1831, and has two or more children ; 

(374) VI. Armenia, 7 b. 1805, d. 180G ; 

(375) VII. William Shaw Chandler, 7 b. 24 Aug., 1807, m. 1st, 
Hannah Mygatt, 183G. She d. 1840 ; he m. 2d, a dau. of Darius Lyman, 
of Ravenna, Ohio. He grad. at Williams College, 1830. He is prosecut- 
ing attorney of Summit Co., living at Ackron, Ohio ; 

(376) VIII. William Francis, 7 b. 24 June, 1810, m. the widow of 
his brother Lucius, and s. at Cleveland, a physician ; 

(377) IX. William Lucius, 7 b. 12 July, 1813, m. Isabella Murrell, of 
Bowling Green, Ky., 1839, and d. in Portage Co., Ohio; 

(378) X. Caroline, 7 b. 1816, m. a Mr. Bates. 
Paul, 6 (196) had the following children : 

(379) I. ELT, 7 b. 25 April, 1792, d. 25 Nov., 1792 ; 

(380) II. Henry, 7 b. 18 July, 1796, d. 10 Feb., 1834 ; 

(381) III. Benj. Bailey, 7 b. 11 July, 1799, m. Mary Carter, 1822, s. 
at Worcester, Ms., and has ten children, some of whom are m. and have 
families ; 

(382) IV. Harvey, 7 b. 19 Sept., 1802, s. at Kingston, N. Y. ; 

(383) V. William, 7 b. 16 April, 1807, m. Mary Boynton, resided at 
Hubbardston, Ms., and s. at Claremont, N. H., and has children ; 

(384) VI. Lucy Bailey, 7 b. 22 May, 1809, m. Wm. Ross, of Worces- 
ter, Ms. ; 

(385) VII. Mary F., 7 b. 25 Oct., 1811, m. Mr. Mussey, of Leominster ; 

(386) VIII. Silas D., 7 b. 26 June, 1814, m. and s. at Lowell, and has 
a family ; 

(387) IX. Roland L., 7 b. 11 Sept., 1816, m. Elizabeth Thompson, and 
s. at Leominster, Ms., and has several children ; 

(388) X. Paul, 7 b. 18 Oct., 1818, m. and s. at Worcester. 
James, 6 (199) who m. Joanna Gardner, had : 

(389) I. James A. G., 7 b. 1800, m. and resides in Boston, a publisher 
and bookseller, of the firm of Otis, Broaders & Co. ; 

(390) II. William G., 7 b. 1802, m. Joanna S. Kent, 1834, s. at Lyme, 
N. H., and has children ; 

(391) III. Isaac H., 7 b. 1805, d. at Lyme, N. H., 1826; 

(392) IV. Theodore, 7 b. 1811, grad. U. C, 1834, read law with Rufus 
Choate, and was admitted to the Suffolk bar 1838, is attorney and counsel- 
lor, and a justice of peace in Boston. 

Joseph, 6 (205) who s. at Ellsworth, Me., had : 

(393) I. Joseph Russell, 7 b. 1805, H. C. 1825, is an attorney at Ells- 
worth ; 

(394) II. James, 7 b. 1807 ; 

(395) in. John Amory, 7 b. 1814 ; 

(396) IV. Charles, 7 b. 1822. 

George Washington, 6 (213) of Boston, has, besides daughters : 

(397) I. George Washington, 7 b. 1800, m. S. S. Monroe, of New 
Bedford, Ms. He grad. at H. C. 1818, is a member of the M. M. S., and 
resides in Chelsea, in the practice of medicine ; 

(398) II. Joshua, 7 b. 1816, lost at sea ; 

156 The Otis Family. [April, 

(309) III. James. 7 

James, 6 (229) who m. Lucy Otis, had: 

(400) I. Charles 7 ; 

(401) II. Joseph H. 7 ; 

(402) III. James II. 7 ; 

(403) IV. Chester 7 ; 

(404) V. Shubael 7 ; 

(405) VI. A Daughter, 7 m. Lewis Fuller, of Vt. 
Johx, 6 (231) who m. Nancy Angell, had : 

(406) I. John Angell, 7 b. 1811, m. Miss Cooley, s. an attorney at 
law at Laurens, N. Y., and d. 1834, leaving children ; 

(407) II. Russell, 7 d. early ; 

(408) III. Frederick, 7 s. at Oneida, N. Y. ; 

(409) IV. Franklin, 7 d. early ; 

(410) V. Eleanor, 7 in. and resides at Syracuse, N. Y., with children. 
Araunah, 6 (233) who m. Betsey Adams, had : 

(411) I. Joel, 7 b. 1805, m. in 1828, and has children, s. at Rutland, 
N. Y. ; 

(412) II. Araunah, 7 b. 1807. 

Calvin, 6 (235) whom. Vanhantier, had: 

(413) I. James, 7 b. 1792, was a drummer in the war of 1812, and was 
killed at Fort Miami ; 

(414) II. Charles, 7 b. 1800, m. in N. Y., was a Methodist minister, 
and d. at Natches. 

Chandler, 6 (237) who m. Abigail Cor, had : 

(415) I. John, 7 b. 1797, m. and has children, s. at Leyden, N. Y. 
Stephen, 6 (239) who m. Phebe Glynn, had: 

(416) I. Chandler, 7 b. 1803, m. Mary Minor, of Halifax, Vt., s. at 
Troy, N. Y., and has two sons ; 

(417) II. Samuel, 7 b. 1805, m. Lydia Baldwin, of Sheridan, N. Y., s. 
at Alban}', and has children ; 

(418) III. Elisha, 7 b. 1811, m. Susan Houghton, and has sons. 
Seth, 6 (240) who m. Chloe Taylor, has had: 

(419) I. Alfred, 7 b. 1804, s. at Marseilles, 111. ; 

(420) II. Seth T., 7 b. 1811, m. Frances Louisa Kellogg. She was b. 
6 March, 1818. He was U. S. consul at Basle, Switzerland, appointed in 
1843, and now resides at Chicago ; 

(421) III. Edwin, 7 b. 1822, d. July, 1845. 
Nathaniel, 6 (241) who m. Judith Martin, has: 

(422) I. George Washington, 7 b. 1807, is living with his second wife 
in W. T., with children. 

Joseph, 6 (243) who m. Violetta Hinsdale, has ; 

(423) I. Albert, 7 b. 1807, m. Mary Jewell, of Bolton, Vt., and has four 

Joseph, 6 (244) who m. 1st, Rachel Cook, had : 

(424) I. Enos, 7 m. Almira Fuller, s. at Rome, N. Y. ; 

(425) II. Levi, 7 m. Clarissa Jewett, s. at Orleans, N. Y. ; 

(426) III. Asa, 7 m. and s. at Pamelia, N. Y. ; 

(427) IV. Amos, 7 m. and s. at Rome, N. Y. ; 

(428) V. Joseph, 7 m. and s. at Rome ; 

(429) VI. Lyman, 7 m. and s. at Rome. 
Matson, (245) who m. Deborah Wetherell, has: 

(430) I. Asa, 7 m. Miss Goodale, s. at Sharon, N. Y. ; 

(431) II. Orra 7 ; 

(432) - 

1850.] The Otis Family. 157 

Capt. Amos, c [247] who m. Delia Grover, had : 

(433) I. Orrin, 7 s. at Eagle, N. Y. ; 

(434) II. Amos 7 ; 

(435) III. Orvil 7 ; 

(436) IV. Madison, 7 ra. and s. at Gainsville, N. Y. 
Jared, [249] who m. Lorinda Chapin, has : 

(437) I. Parley, 7 s. at Columbia, N. Y. ; 

(438) II. Darius C. 7 ; 

(439) III. Ransom. 7 

Shubael, 6 [254] who m. 1st, Abigail Thomas, has : 

(440) I. Seth, 7 m. and s. in N. Y. State ; 

(441) II. Lucy, 7 m. a Field ; 

(442) III. Ann, 7 m. a Tremain ; 

(443) IV. Elizabeth, 7 m. Joseph Otis Huntington, of Norwich, Ct.; 

(444) V. Lucretia, 7 m. Otis Hall ; 

(445) VI. Sarah 7 ; . 

(446) VII. Joseph, 7 s. at Hinsdale, Ms. 
Nathaniel, 6 [255] who m. Martha Gates, had : 

(447) I. Amos, 7 b. 1791, m. Davidson, and s. at Perry, N. Y. ; 

(448) II. Isaac, 7 b. 1794, m. Lydia Sterling, of Colchester, Ct., and s. 
in Michigan ; 

(449) III. Justin, 7 b. 1798, m. and s. at Pike, N. Y., has three sons 
and one daughter ; 

(450) IV. David, 7 b. 1800, d. 1836, at Rochester. 
Asahel, 6 [257) who m. Mary Chester, had : 

(fsl) I. Joseph, 7 b. 24 Sept., 1792, m. Nancy Billings, of Montville, Ct., 
was Postmaster at Berlinville, Ohio, and d. April, 1844; 

(452) II. Charles, 7 b. 4 Oct., 1795 ; 

(453) III. Levi, 7 b. 5 Sept., 1798, m. Nancy Bishop, is a merchant at 
Batavia, N. Y., with a family ; 

(454) IV. Maryan, 7 b. 22 Dec, 1800 ; 

(455) V. Asahel J., 7 b. 4 April, 1803, m. Mary Ann Allen, is a cler- 
gyman, in , Ohio, and has three sons, besides daughters. 

Dea. David G., 6 [259] who m. Anna Perry, has : 

(456) I. Elsa Ann, 7 b- 12 Aug., 1799, m. 29 Dec, 1819, Giles Miner, 
who was b. 19 July, 1790. She d. 3 Jan., 1841 ; a dau., Ann, m. Nathan 
A. Crocker ; 

(457) II. Ruth Perry, 7 b. 19 May, 1801 ; 

(458) III. Anstrus G., 7 b. 15 Nov., 1803, m. 10 Feb., 1825, Alfred 
Loomis, who was b. 7 July, 1802 ; 

(459) IV. Amey Baker, 7 b. 17 June, 1805 ; 

(460) V. Frances Eliza, 7 b. 23 Feb., 1807 ; 

(461) VI. David Perry/ b. 28 Feb., 1809, m. 1st, Hannah, dau. of 
Peter Comstock, of Lyme, Ct., 21 March, 1832. She was b. 20 Nov., 

[ 1811, and d. 17 June, 1836; he m. 2d, Julia Ann Florence, of N. J., 4 
Oct., 1837, b. 5 March, 1819. He is a merchant at Salem, Ct., and has 
four children ; 

(462) VII. John Darius, 7 b. 25 March, 1815, m. Harriet N., dau. of 
j Jared Turner, 3 Feb., 1836. She was b. 24 May, 1817, s. at Waterford, 
| Ct., two children. 

David, 6 (263) who m. Melancy Smith, has had : 

(463) I. Lorrain, 7 b. 1808, d. 1837 ; 

(464) II. Norman, 7 b. 1811, m. Samantha Paddock of Orvill, N. Y. ; 

(465) III. Newton, 7 b. 1813, a merchant at DeWitt, N. Y. 
Perez, 6 (265) who m. Deborah Gillett, had: 

153 The Otis Family. [April, 

(-466) I. Or an Gray/ b. , m. Lucy; dau. of David Kingman, of 

Bridgewater, Ms. She d. 1833. He grad. at Union College, 1816, read I 
law at Herkimer, with Simeon Ford, and commenced practice at Little 
Falls, N. Y., and finally s. at Ballston Spa, which place he represented in 
the Legislature 1832-3. He d. at Hartford, Ct., 1836, where he had gone | 
for the benefit of his health. He had sons, Charles? Hobert, 8 James* 
Fesse?iden s and George IC, S a broker at St. Louis : some of whom are m. 
and have children ; 

(467) II. David Day, 7 b. 19 Dec, 1806, m., 1843, Miss Wardwell, and 
s. at Watertown, N. Y., a merchant ; 

(468) III. Charles, 7 d. at live years of age ; 

There were also, of this family, in addition to the above, two sons and 
eleven daughters, by same mother. 

Abijah, 6 (266) who m. Eleanor Austin, has : 

(469) I. James A., 7 b. 1807, a manufacturer ; 

(470) II. Francis, 7 b. 1809, a manufacturer; 

(471) III. Asahel, 7 b. 1812, is a clergyman; 

(472) IV. Abijah, 7 b. 1815, is a physician. 
Jacob, 6 (267) who m. Annis Austin, had : 

(473) I. Austin W., 7 b. , m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rufus Clark, of 

New York. He was P. M. at " Otis Mills," N. Y., and now resides in 
New York, a merchant ; 

(474) II. William H., 7 b. , m. Elizabeth Allen, 1846, s. in N. Y, 

a merchant ; 

(475) III. Charles, 7 a merchant in New York. 
Samuel, 6 (271) who m. Sybil Nott, had : 

(476) I. Hosea, 7 lived in New York, a " comb maker," in 1832 ; 

(477) II. Holmes 7 ; 

(478) III. William 7 ; 

(479) IV. Quarten 7 ; 

(480) V. Samuel 7 ; 

(481) VI. Warren. 7 

James, 6 (272) who m. Lucy Broad, had : 

(482) I. James 7 ; 

(483) II. Alonzo 7 ; 

(484) III. William, 7 d. early; 

(485) IV. Joseph, 7 d. early. 
David, 6 (277) who m. Ruth Otis, had: 

(486) I. David, 7 b. 14 Aug., 1804, m. Lucy O. Chubbuck, 1832, was 
Representative from St. George, Me., in the Legislature, 1838-9 ; 

(487) II. Mary Vinal, 7 b. 11 Sept., 1806; 

(488) III. Elisha, 7 b. 8 Jan., 1809 ; 

(489) IV. Benjamin, 7 b. 24 May, 1811 ; 

(490) V. Matilda Wade, 7 b. 30 Aug., 1813 ; 

(491) VI. Ann Smith, 7 b. 4 July, 1816 ; 

(492) VII. Abigail Ruth, 7 b. 16 April, 1820; 

(493) VIII. Thomas, 7 b. 23 March, 1823. 
Howland, 6 (279) who m. Elizabeth Waterman, has : 

(494) I. Howland, 7 b. 1816, m. and s. at Scituate, with a family ; 

(495) II. Edwin, 7 b. 1818, ra. and has children, is a shipwright at 

Prince Howland, 6 (282) who m. Hannah Luke, has : 

(496) »I. Benjamin Howland, 7 b. at Canton, 6 May, 1817; 

(497) II. Josiah Lyman, 7 b. at Augusta, Ga., 25 June, 1821. 
Abijah 6 (285) and Mary, have had (seven b. in Scituate) : 

1850.] The Otis Family. 159 

(498) I. James, 7 b. at Leeds, England, 16 March, 1825 ; 

(499) II. Abijait, 7 b. 13 July, 1828; 

(500) III. Mary Watson, 7 b. 30 July, 1830 ; 

(501) IV. Martha Watson, 7 b. 31 July, 1832; 

(502) V. Wm. Watson, 7 b. 29 Aug., 1834; 

(503) VI. Laura Cooper, 7 b. 20 Aug., 1836 ; 

(504) VII. Lydia, 7 b. 21 Sept., 1838 ; 

(505) VIII. Ason, 7 b. 20 Jan., 1841. 

John Turner, 6 (286) who m. Sarah W. Jenkins, had : 

(506) I. John Turner, 7 b. 3 July, 1822, m. Lucretia Oakes Bailey, of 
Cohasset, and is an engineer ; 

(507) II. Sarah Jenkins, 7 b. 9 July, 1824 ; 

(508) III. Samuel Jenkins, 7 b. 9 Sept., 1827 ; 

(509) IV. Sarah W., 7 b. 9 Jan., 1830 ; 

(510) V. George, 7 b. 23 Dec., 1830, d. 5 March, 1831. 
Job Prince 6 (287) and Lydia Clapp, had : 

(511) I. Job Prince, 7 b. May, 1833; 

(512) II. Lydia Clapp, 7 b. Oct., 1834. 

Doct. Ephraim, 6 (289) who s. at DeRuyter, N. Y., has had : 

(513) I. Samuel F., 7 on whom the Hamilton College conferred the 
honorary degree of A. M., in 1846, He d. the same year, having the fair- 
est hopes, and being on a visit at Boston, with a view to be married ; 

(514) II. Isaac 7 ; 

(515) III. Stephen. 7 

David Harris, 6 (290) who m. Mary Eogers, has had : 

(516) I. Stephen, 7 m. and d. soon after; 

(517) II. William, 7 m. and has a family; 

(518) III. Ephraim, 7 d. early ; 

(519) IV. Harris Foster, 7 m. and has children. 

George Alexander, 6 (291) who m. Lucinda Smith, has had : 

(520) I. George Alexander, 7 b. 1804, H. C. 1821, m. Anna M. 
Hickman. He was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 1825, counsellor and 
attorney at Boston, Editor of the Commercial Gazette, and d. 1831. His 
only son, George A., is at Princeton College ; 

(521) II. Barney, 7 b. 1808, a lawyer in Boston, and d. 1834 ; 

(522) III. Edmund Burke, 7 b. 18 March, 1822, H. C. 1842, admitted 
to the bar 1846, and is s. at Boston, counsellor and attorney at law ; 

(523) IV. James Eugene, 7 b. 5 May, 1827 ; 

(524) V. Jenks Harris, 7 b. Dec, 1829, H. C. ; 

(525) VI. Lucinda, 7 m. Rev. Thorndike Jameson, of Providence, R. I. ; 

(526) VII. Sarah, 7 m. A. H. Everst, of Cincinnati, Ohio; 

(527) VIII. Georgiana. 7 

Job, 6 (292) who m. Deborah Davis, has had : 

(528) I. Samuel, 7 d. early; 

(529) II. James, 7 in California ; 

(530) III. Samuel D., 7 in California ; 

(531) IV. Joseph. 7 

Daniel, 6 (293) who m. Mary Green, has had : 

(532) I. Ephraim, 7 b. 18 June, 1819, H. C. 1841 ; 

(533) II. Thomas, 7 b. 12 July, 1822 ; 

(534) III. John Fothergill, 7 b. 15 Sept., 1824 ; 

(535) IV. Daniel G., 7 b. 8 Sept., 1826; 

(536) V. Sarah H. 7 
Harrison Gray, 7 (316) who m. Elizabeth H. Boardman, had: 

160 The Otis Family. [April, 

(537) I. Ellen, 8 , d. young; 

(538) II. Harrison Gray 8 ; 

(539) III. Arthur Henderson, 8 a passed midshipman U. S. N. ; 

(540) IV. Edmund Dwight. 8 

James William, 7 (322) who m. Martha Church, has had: 

(541) I. Sally, 8 m. George T. Lyman ; 

(542) II. Wm. Church 8 ; 

(543) III. Martha Church, 8 d. early ; 

(544) IV. James 8 ; 

(545) V. Francis Alleyne. 8 

William Foster, 7 (323) who m. Emily Marshall, has had : 

(546) I. Emily M. 8 ; 

(547) II. Mary Alleyne 8 ; 

(548) III. George Harrison, 8 d. 1848, ae. 12. 
Ensign, 7 (332) who m. Lucy Little, had : 

(549) I. James Little, 8 b. 11 March, 1803, m. Amelia Coleman, and 
d. 22 April, 1832, and left two children. He was a sea captain ; 

(550) II. Lucy Little, 8 b. 2 Feb., 1805 ; 

(551) III. Hannah Ensign, 8 b. 7 March, 1807, m. 1828, Geo. Allen, 
who succeeded to the mercantile business of his father-in-law ; 

(552) IV. Lydia James, 8 b. 5 Feb,, 1809, m. Henry Vinal, 20 Aug., 

(553) V. John Ensign, 8 b. 26 March, 1811, d. 9 Feb., 1835 ; 

(554) VI. Henry Thomas, 8 b. 7 Dec, 1813, d. 10 March, 1841, in 
the W. I. ; 

(555) VII. Abigail Brooks, 8 b. 2 Jan., 1816; 

(556) VIII. Jane Turner, 8 b. 8 Nov., 1818. 
Hon. John, 7 (341) of Hallowell, Me., has had : 

(557) I. Wm. Oliver 8 ; 

(558) II. Sarah Maria 8 ; 

(559) III. John, 8 d. young ; 

(560) IV. Francis, 8 d. young. 
William, 7 (358) who m. Clarissa Gale, has: 

(561) I. Harrison Gale, 8 m. Mary Ann Otis, 8 (575) is a merchant in 
New York ; 

(562) II. William Brown, 8 grad. at Williams College, 1836, m. Ann 
E. Taft, and is Rector of Trinity Church, Morestown, N. J. ; 

(563) III. Isaac Lewis 8 ; 

(564) IV. John Pickering, 8 m., and is a merchant in New York; 

(565) V. PursonN. 8 ; 
(5Q6) VI. Galen 8 ; 

(567) VII. Josiah 8 ; 

(568) VIII. Charles 8 ; 

(569) IX. Henry. 8 

Isaac, 7 (359) who m. Tryphena Smith, has had : 

(570) I. Wm. Smith, 8 b. 20 Sept., 1813, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Leon- 
ard Everett, Esq., of Canton, Ms., 23 June, 1835, and d. at Westfleld, Ms., 
of typhus fever, 13 Nov., 1839; 

(571) II. Eliza, 8 b. 1814, m. Daniel Carmichael ; 

(572) III. Caroline, 8 b. 1817, m. Rufus P. Mason, of Walpole, N. H. ; 

(573) IV. Tryphena S., 8 b. 1819, m. Lemuel Cobb, of Sharon, Ms.; 

(574) V. Isaac, 8 b. 1820, m. Rebecca D. McCalla, of Philadelphia. He 
d. 25 Oct., 1841, in New York, of billious fever ; 

(575) VI. Mary Ann, 8 m. Harrison Gale Otis, (561) ; 

1850.] The Otis Family, 161 

(576) VII. Isaac, 8 (first named James,) m. Eliza, dau. of Theron Skeel ; 

(577) VIII. Daniel C., 8 m. Clara Otis; 

(578) IX. Benjamin F., 8 d. 24 July, 1831, at Philadelphia; 

(579) X. Joseph Saneord 8 ; 

(580) XL John Breckenbridge, 8 d. 23 Jan., 1839. 
Joseph, 7 (451) who m. Nancy Billings, had : 

(581) I. James, 8 s. at Vermilion, Ohio, a merchant; 

(582) II. Lucius B., 8 is solicitor in chancery, prosecuting attorney for 
Sandusky Co., Ohio, resides at Lower Sandusky ; 

(583) III. Frederick R., 8 s. at Berlin, Ohio ; 

(584) IV. Joseph Edward. 8 


" (1) John Otis. 1 " For a list of the names of the twenty-nine associates 
of Rev. Peter Hbbart who drew House Lots, 18 Sept., 1635 (intended to be 
given here) see Register, Vol. II. p. 250. On the Records of Hingham, 
Vol. I. p. 10, is the following note : "June 1635, John Otise is to have 
five acres of the meadow called Home-meadow next to the Cove." This 
evidently shows that he was in Hingham previous to the settlement of Rev. 
Mr. Hobart and his company in the town, for he (Hobart) arrived at 
Charlestovm in this same month of June, and settled in Hingham in Sep- 
tember following. 

On the 4 June, 1636, he had a grant of 16 acres of land ; also, 10 acres 
for planting ground on " Weari-all-Hill." He was chosen, 30 Aug., 1641, 
to serve on the Grand Jury at Boston " the 7 month next according to or- 
der of Court:" Jan., 1647, "John Otis" (thus written on the records) and 
others were " chosen Townsmen to order all the affairs of the Town " for 
the year ; and in Dec, same year, he was one of seven to " order the pru- 
dential affairs of the town." Hobart's Journal records, 15 Mch., 1646, "all 
the Houses of Thomas Loring & John Otis were burnt to the ground, being 
the Sabbath-day in the morning." His wife d. 28 June, 1653. 

It has been supposed by many, and so stated in some local histories, that 
John Otis is the ancestor of all bearing the name in this country. This is 
an error. About the year 1720, one Robert Otis emigrated from Ireland, 
and settled at the mouth of the Connecticut River. He m. Margaret Sabin 
of Lyme, 8 Aug., 1737, and had three sons, whose descendants live in 
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylva- 
nia. Rev. Erastus Otis, (the gentleman who furnished me with this in- 
formation) a grandson of the above Robert, was b. at Canaan, N. H., 1783, 
and is a minister of the Methodist N. E. Conference, living at Wilbraham, 

As to the orthography of the name — the first John wrote his name 
Ottis (see his autograph) : in the list of freemen of Massachusetts colony, 
Col. Records, Vol. I. p. 153, John Ottis was admitted 3 March, 1635-6. 
The names contained in this Record are not autographs, but they were 
written by the Secretary according to the sound, as the names were pro- 
nounced to him. On the early records of Hingham the name is found in 
various ways, but most commonly and in many instances, Ottis ; occasion- 
ally Otis, Oattis, Oatis, &c. (See Note B.) 


" (3) II. Richard 2 ." It was the intention to give in this place further 
facts in relation to Richard, to have been furnished by descendants who 

62 The Otis Family. [April, 

heave in their possession, it is understood, much that would throw light on 
this branch of the family. But they have not done so. Some incidents 
attending his death by the Indians in 1689, and the captivity of the wife of 
his son Stephen and their infant daughter, may be found in Belknap's 
New Hampshire. I was led into an error in saying that " his Will is re- 
corded in the Boston Probate Records ; " it is so asserted by Deane in his 
History of Scituate, but no record of such will is found. It is also stated, 
on the same authority, that he was "in Weymouth with his father" before 
he went to New Hampshire. There is no evidence that he ever was a 
resident of Weymouth, or that he was at that place at any time. He was 
admitted an inhabitant of Boston 1655, two years before John d. at Wey- 
mouth. The Hon. Mr. Savage, who has bestowed much attention on this 
subject, doubts whether he was ever there, and he also, on sufficient 
grounds in the author's view, is of the opinion that Richard was not a son 
of the first John. It seems very improbable that Richard was at Weymouth 
at any time, but still less likely that he was son of John, who must have 
named him in his will, from which, if we judge by the four daughters and 
five grandchildren, referred to so distinctly, we can hardly account for the 
omission of the name of any son but John: 

It is probable he had for his wife Rose Stoughton. This is presumed to 
be the case from a MS. in the British Museum, communicated to Mr. Sav- 
age by his friend, Rev. Joseph Hunter, being a history of the family of 
Stoughton, written by Sir Nicholas Stoughton, Baronet, who was b. 1634; 
the latest date in the MS. is 1672. Anthony, his father, an ensign in the 
Parliamentary Army, was b. 1598, m. Agnes, dau. of Robert Pierce, and 
had, besides Sir Nicholas, Rose, b. Nov., 1629. In 1643, the father of 
Rose, about approaching his end, (for he d. 1644) entrusted his daughter 
to his kinsman, Capt. Israel Stoughton of Dorchester, (who had gone home 
" about merchandize," to bring to New England out of the perils of the 
civil war then raging ; and, says the MS., " now living there, the wife of 
.... Otis with several children." If the Otis here referred to was not 
Richard, what Otis was it ? 

Since the above was written, I have received from H. G. Somerby, Esq., 
now in England, the substance of his investigations of the Otis pedigree. 

The Arms of Oates.* Argent, two Bendlets engrailed, Az. a Cock 
in chief, Gules, a Canton Ermine. Crest — a 
Cubit Arm in Armor proper, charged with 
two Bendlets engrailed Az., the hand grasp- 
ing a dirk also proper, Pomel & Hilt Or. 

..... Otes of in the county of York, living in the reigns of 

Henry VIII., Edward VI., and 1st Queen Mary, 1553.== 

Thomas Otes, admitted of Lincoln College, John Otes = Lawrence Otes of Woolley, in the 

Oxford, 1575, then aged 21 ; of Almondsbury, living i West Riding of the County of York, 4th 

23 Elizabeth, 1581 ; of North Crossland, 40 38 Eliz : James 1st, 1606, also in 1626, when he 

Elizabeth, 1598 ; of Thornhill, Co. York, temp. 1596. i took administration to his brother Tho- 

James I.; seized of lands in Lillesden, Co. I mas ; he was seized of lands there 1641, 

York, died ante May, 1626, s. p. Administra- | 16. Charles I. 

tion granted to Lawrence Otes. j 

1st dau. of George Greene = William Otes, b. before 1596, of age living at Woodsome 1613, of Long- 

of Nether Denby, in the I ley 1616, both in the parish of Almondbury, Co. York, afterwards of 

parish of Kirkheaton, Co. Nether Denby, Gent., was seized of Freehold and copy hold Estates at 

York. Earlsheaton, Dudworth ; Long Livcrsedgc, and the parish of Giggler- 

I wick, Co. York, bur. at Kirkheaton 6 June, 1659. Will dated 4 Jan. 

1 1659, proved at London 10 Aug. 1660. 

John Otes, living 1628. 

* From Whitaker s History of Leeds. 

1850.] The Otis Family. 163 

Capt. Thomas Otes, of Morley, was an officer in the Parliamentary 
army; and at the Restoration, it is supposed, he took refuge in a foreign 

The Manor of Otes, according to tradition, took its name from John 
Otes, who, with others, held the Manor of Little-Laver of the Lord Seals, 
in the time of King Edward II. (1307 to 1327.) * 

At Marsham, about twelve miles from Norwich, where the notorious 
Titus Otes was born, the parish register records the birth of John, son of 
William Otes, born 1608, m. Elizabeth Sarapen in 1631 — first child, a 
dau. named Mathew, b. 1633. This John Otes continued to reside at 
Marsham, and had several children born after 1 635. 

The above is the nearest approaching to the name Otis to be found in 
the Herald's Visitation of every county in England, or in any county His- 
tory. " But," Mr. Somerby writes, " I am convinced that the family, (the 
above) is in no way connected with yours. The name is, and always has 
been of one syllable, while yours is distinctly two. Surnames in England 
previous to 1630 do not vary so much as many people imagine." At the 
Rolls office in London, there is a large quantity of MSS. taken from the 
Tower, where they have lain for more than two hundred years. These 
are the Subsidy Rolls, and contain the names and places of residence of 
most of the people of England from Henry VIII.'s time down to Charles II. 
Among the Somersetshire families is found the Otis name. The following 
are extracts from these Rolls : 

John Ote, sen., of Ling, temp. Henry 8. (1509 to '47) exact date not 
known, roll much decayed ; 

Thomas Otys of West Camel temp. Henry 8 ; 

John Otys of Berrington, Chandler, 3 rd Edward 6. A. D. 1550 

Annys Otys, widow, of West Camel, " " " 

Editha Otye, of Rastlinge, had lands in Ling in 1597 ; 

John Otye of Ling, 1597 ; 

John Oatey of Ling, 1626. 

The following are extracts from early Wills of Somersetshire, deposited 
in the Consistorial Episcopal Court at Wells, Co. Somerset : 

Anthony Otye of Othery, Will dated 1598, son Anthony, daughters 
Anne & Joane. 

Richard Otis of Glastonbury, Will dated 17 Nov., 1611, gives to his 
sons Stephen & John all his wearing apparel ; — to son Thomas ; — to two 
daughters, bedding &c. ; remainder of goods to his wife. 

Stephen Ottis of Glastonbury, will dated 1637, son Richard — daughters 
Frances, Judith, Hannah — wife Elizabeth. 

It now remains to hear the result of an examination of the parish regis- 
ters of Othery and Glastonbury, to prove beyond doubt, what appears prob- 
able from the above, that our John was of Glastonbury, Co. of Somerset- 
shire, (which place it will be recollected is in the south-west part of Eng- 
land, and near Barnstaple, his traditionary birth-place) ; and that Richard 
was a nephew, instead of son, of John. No lengthened pedigree in England, 
however, can be expected, for the records do not go back much beyond 

Corrections and Additions. 

" (2) John 2 ," was m. to his only wife, Mary Jacob, 1652-3, instead of 
1662-3. He took the oath of fidelity at Scituate, 1662. 

" (4) Margaret 2 ," d. 21 Oct., 1670. Of her children, Hannah was 

* Morant's History of Essex, pub. 1768. 

164 The Otis Family. [April, 

baptized 30 May, 1641 ; Phebe, 12 May, 1644; Ruth, 20 Aug., 1646, d. 
next year; Sarah, 13 May, 1649. Of these four, three were alive when 
the grandfather made his Will. 

" (8) Mart, 8 " m. Col. John Gorham,24 Feb., 1674, and had 5 sons and 
4 daughters b. from 1675 to 1695. 

« (12) Capt. Stephen 3 ." His daus., "(30, Hannah* " b. 16 May, 1686, 
instead of 1696, m. John Richmond, 28 Nov., 1709; "(31) Mary*" b. 7 
July, 1689, instead of 1697 ; " (33) Stephen*" was b. 3 Nov., 1697, instead 
of 1707. 

" (14) Joseph, 3 " was baptized at Hingham 3 June, 1666, m. 20 Nov., 
1688, Dorothy, second dau. of Nathaniel Thomas of Marshjield, instead of 
Scituate. She was b. 6 Nov., 1670, the fourth of 10 children ; her mother 
was Deborah Jacobs of Hingham (d. 1696) to whom her father was m. 19 
Jan. 1663-4. Mrs. Otis' ancestor's successively owned and resided on the 
estate, now the home of the Hon. Daniel Webster. Shed. 18 Feb., 1755. 
On Mr. Otis' removal to New London, 1721, he bought of James Harris a 
tract of 650 acres of land " lying in the North Parish in New London, ad- 
joining to a pond called Obplmtksok," now Gardiner's Lake, a mile or more 
in length. This land was purchased by Thomas Stanton of Stonington, of 
Owaneco, chief Sachem of Mohegan, 11 Nov. 1698, and by him sold to Lieut. 
James Harris, and by him to Joseph Otis. He was received to the commu- 
nion of the Church at New London 19 Nov., 1722. He was much in public 
employment, Moderator of town meetings, on Parish and Church commit- 
tees almost yearly — agent of the parish " to manage the case pending 
between Rev. Mr. Hillhouse & s d . North Parish at the Superior Court," &c. 
He d. 11 June 1754, ae. 89 ; and his Will is dated 9 Jan., 1754. The record 
of his family was incorrectly given after "(35)." It is as follows : 

" (36) " I. Nathaniel, 4 b. 30 Jan., 1689-90 ; 

" (37) " II. James, 4 b. 21 Jan., 1692-3 ; 

III. Deborah, 4 b. 24 April, 1694, m. David Clapp, of Scituate, and left 

IV. Mary, 4 b. 20 Mch., 1695-6, m. John Thompson, of Hebron, 5 Nov., 
1724, and had Samuel, b. 1725; Otis, b. 1728 ; and Abigail, who m. Jona- 
than Peters ; 

V. Dorothy, 4 b. 24 Apr., 1698, m. 1st, Patrick McClanen ; 2d, Carey 
Latham ; 3d, John Bissell, Esq., of Bolton, Ct. ; 

VI. Elizabeth, 4 b. 2 Sept., 1700, m. Luke Lincoln, 2 Mch., 1719, at 
Scituate. She d. before 1754, leaving children, one of whom, Mark, s. at 
Leicester M!s. * 

VII. Anne, 4 b. 21 Sept., 1702, m. Robert Clelland (or Cleveland). He 
d. about 1782, Dea. Nathl. Otis his Executor; 

VIII. Bethiah, 4 b. 20 Nov., 1703, m. 1st, Rev. Mr. Billings ; 2d, Rev. 
Mr. Moseley. She d. before 1754, leaving children ; 

IX. Delight, 4 b. 19 Dec, 1706, m. Jabez Lathrop. She d. before 1754. 

X. Hannah, 4 b. 10 Dec, 1709, d. se. 16. 
"(46)" XL Joseph, 4 b. 1 Oct., 1712; 

XII. Rachel, 4 b. 1 Dec, 1713, m. Jonathan Harris. 

" (15) Job, 3 " was b. 20 March, 1677, instead of" 1667." 

" (24) Nathaniel, 4 " had children as follows : I. Abigail, 5 b. 19 Aug., 
1712, d. 3 Nov., 1712 ; II. Abigail, 5 b. 10 Dec, 1713 ; III. Nathaniel, 5 
b. 16 April, 1716, d. 6 Sept., 1716 ; IV. Martha, 5 b. 11 Dec, 1717 ; V. 
Nathaniel 5 b. 8 Sept., 1720 ; VI. Jonathan 5 b. 30 April, 1723. 

" (28) Ensign, 4 " m. 1st, Mary Barker, 6 Jan., 1713-4, and had I. Desire, 
b. 8 Dec, 1714, d. 19 Apr., 1722. Hem. 2d, Hannah Barker, and had by 

1850.] Dorchester Inscriptions. 165 

her, II. Ensign, b. 25 Apr., 1723 ; III. John, 6 b. 11 April, 1725, m. Jane 
Turner, 1 Dec., 1746; IV. Desire, 5 b. 27 Apr., 172 ( J,m.Nathl. Chittenden, 
15 July, 1749 ; V. Mary 5 a twin sister, d. 16 July, 1729 ; VI. Ignatius 5 
b. 2 Feb., 1731 ; VII. Noah 5 ; VIII. Amos 5 . 

" (32) Doct. Isaac, 4 " was m. 25 May, 1719, and d. 11 Nov., 1777, instead 
of 1786. His children : I. Josiah 5 b. 1720, d. 26 March, 1723 ; II. Isaac 5 
b.8 Oct., 1721 ; III. Deborah 5 b. 16 Oct., 1723, m. 8 Sept., 1744, Thos. 
Rogers, Jr., of Marshfield ; IV. Josiah 5 b. 4 May, 1725, d. 23 Jan., 1744 ; 
V. William 5 b. 23 May, 1726 ; VI. Stephen 5 b. 4 Nov., 1728 ; VII. 
Hannah 5 b. 9 March, 1730 ; VIII. James, 5 b. 22 April, 1733, d. 13 May, 
1733 ; IX. James 5 b. 3 Sept., 1734; X. Thomas 5 b. 29 May, 1736, d. 
10 June, 1736 ; XL Thomas 5 b. 20 June, 1738, d. 3 Aug., 1738 ; XII. 
Nahby 5 b. 12 Aug., 1739, d. 18, Nov., 1739. 

" (36) Nathaniel, 4 " 2d line, instead of " had eighteen children," read 
m. Hannah, dau. of Col. John Thacher, of Yarmouth. She was one of a 
family of eighteen children, and was b. 1689 ; d. 6 May, 1780. He remov- 
ed from Scituate to New London, Ct., where he with his wife was received 
to the communion of the Church 19 Nov., 1722. He was appointed on a 
Committee 22 Jan., 1721-2, to act in the " prudential affairs " of the Parish; 
was chosen Clerk of the Parish 31 Jan., 1722-3, and also for 1723 and 1724. 
At this last date, he removed and settled about eight miles north, on the old 
county road in the town of Colchester. He d. 15 April, 1771. 

"(51) Ephraim, 4 " was not a " physician." He was b. 28 July, 1708, 
m. 17 Feb., 1732. 

" (156) Joseph, 6 " is not dead as stated, but is still a resident of Louis- 
ville, Ky. 


[Communicated by Mr. W. B. Trask, of Dorchester.] 


lies the Bodies of 

M r Barnard Capen 

& M r8 Joan Capen his 

wife ; He died Nov 8 

1638 Aged 76 Years 

& She died March 

26 1653 

Aged 75 years 

[This is probably the oldest Inscription to be found on any gravestone 

in New England. The most ancient one in Plymouth bears date 1681.] 

Steven Minot 

Son to Elder 

George Minot 

Aged 40 Years 

Dyed February 

Y e 16 1662 

[A difference of 9 years will be seen on comparing the above with the 

record of Mr. Minot's death in the " Genealogy of the Minot Family," 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 


(vol. i. p. 172, Geneal. Reg.). The date, 1662, is, however, most distinctly 
visible on the gravestone.] 

Dom Sacer 

Richardus Hie Dorrait Matherus 

(Sed nee Totus nee Mora Diuturna) 

Lretatus Genuisse Pares 
Incertum est utrum Doctior an Melior 
Animum & Gloria non Queunt Humari 
Diuinely Rich <fe Learned Richard Mather 
Sons like Him Prophets Great Reioicd this Father 
Short Time His Sleeping Dust heres couerd down 
Not His Ascended Spirit or Rinown. 
U. D. M. In Ang. 16. An s . In Dorc : NA 34 An 
Obt. Apr. 22 1669 JEt suse 73 

Thomas • Ioanes * 
Aged • abovt ■ 75 Years 
Died the 13 of November 

Thomas Swift 

Aged 75 Years 

Dyed May y e 30 


Here Lyes Interred 

Y e Body of M™ 

Hannah Minot Wife 

To M r James Minot & 

Daughter to Col. 

Israel Stoughton Esq 

Who Dec d March 27 


In y e 43 Year of 

Her Age 

Iohn Gomel 

Aged 64 Years 

Dyed Jvly 31 


Clemment Topliff 

Aged 69 Years 

Dyed the 24 Day 

Of December 1672 

Here Lyes Interred y € 

Body of M r James 

Minot who Deceased 

March 30 1676 

In y e 48 Year of 

his Age. 

Mary • Flint 
Aged • 9 • Months 

Died • August 
The • xi th • 1673 

Here Lie Interr'd the Remains of 

Cap tn #o)K0tUl ioster 

Who Departed this Life October the 

14 th Anno Domini 1676 

Aged 56 Years 

Henerry • Flint 

Aged • 2 Weekes 

Died • February 

The 20 th 1674 

[Henry Flint, son of the Pastor, 

Feb. 9, 1673 ; another Henry, May 

1675. — Town Records.'] 

Elizabeth Swift 

Aged 67 Years 

Dyed January y e 26 


Jeane Wife to 

John Cornel 


Aged 78 Years 


Dyed 4 Apryl 


* Mr. Jones was a man of influence, and for many years one of the Selectmen of the 
town. His name, together with six others, is appended to the " Dorchester Church Cov- 
enant, made, y* 23 Day of y e 6 Month 1636," viz. " Richard Mather. Geo. Minot, Thomas 
Jones, John Kinsley, Natha'l Duncan, Henry Withington, John Pope." T. 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 


Suzana White 
Aged 3 Years 
Dyed June 16 


Els Leke 

Aged 80 Years 

Dec d October y e 20 


Thomas Leke 

Aged 70 Years 

Dec d Octobery e 27 


Elizabeth Jons 

Daughter to David 

& Sarah Jones 

Aged about 20 

Years Dec d 

January y° 20 


[Alice Lake. d. Oct 20*78 Tho- 
mas Lake. d. Oct. 27 th '78.— . Town 

Ammiel Weeks 

Aged 46 Years 

Dec d Apryl y e 20 


Jonathan Jones 
Son to David & 

Sarah Jones 

Aged 22 Years; 

Dec d y e 6 of 





Mathematician & printer 

M r John Foster 

Aged 33 Years Dyed Sep r 9 th 


April 1681 

LM I Astra Colis Vivens : Moriens, Super ./Ethera Foster 

LF I Scande, Precor ; Caelum Metiri Disce Supremum. 

Metior, atque Meum est. Emit, mihi Dives Iesus 

Nee teneo Quicquam nisi Grates. Solvere. 

On the foot-stone is the following : 

M r 

John Foster. 
Ars illi sua Census Erat — Ovid. 
Skill was his Cash. 
[In Blake's Annals of Dorchester, under date of 1681, it is written: — 
"This year Died Mr. John Foster. Son of Capt. Hopestill Foster; School- 
master of Dorchester, and he that made the then Seal or Arms of y c Colo- 
ny, namely an Indian with a Bow & Arrow &c."] 

Here Lyeth 

Interred y e Body of 

Elisha Foster 

The Son of Cap* 

Hopestill & Mary 

Foster Aged 29 Years 

Departed this Life 

Y e 16 of October 


John Mason 

Aged 26 Years 

Dyed y e 18 th 

Of March 


John Wals 

Aged 29 Years 

Dyed y e 16 XH 

Of June 



Dorchester Inscriptions. 


Hana Wife 

Here Lyeth Intered 

To lames 

Y c Body of Mehetabel 

Blake Aged 

Mills Wife of Edward 

23 Years 

Mills & Daughter to 

Dyed the 

Stephen & Truecross 

1 of Ivae 

Minott Aged 25 Years 


2 M° & 2 Da s Deceased 

August y e 16 th 1690 

Martha Minot 
Daughter of Stephen 

Here Lyeth Burie d 

& Trvecross Minot 

Y e Body of John 

Aged 27 Years 

Glover y e Son 

Dyed y e 11 of 

Of M r Nathaniel 


Glover of 


Dorchester Aged 35 

Years Deceased 
August y e 25 1690 

Sarah Jones 

Wife to David 
Jones Aged 44 

Here Lieth Burie[d] 

Years Dyed 

Y e Body of Cap 4 

October y e 13 

John Breck 


Aged 40 Years 

Departed this Life 

Mary Bradlay 

Y e 17 day of 

Aged 17 Years 


Dyed y e 8 of 


March 168£ 

Enoch Wiswall 
Aged 4 Years 

Elkanah • the * Son 

Of ' Iohn • & Elizabeth 

& I Died Sep* 

Walds • Aged • 23 

Y e 30 1690 

Years • and • ten • Months 
Died • August • the • 15 

Here Lyes Buried 


Y e Body of 

[In Town Records — " Elkanah, the 

Obadiah Haws 

son of John Wales was born 16. 4 mo. 

Aged 56 Years 


Dyed October y e 

5 th 1690 

Here Lyes 

Buried y e Body of 

Here Lyes y e B [ody] 

Timothy Foster 

Of Daued lone [s] 

Aged About 51 

Jn r Aged 26 Ye [ars] 

Years Dyed Decemb' 

Died June y e 18 

Y e 16 1688 



Here Lyeth Buried 

Wife of 

Y e Body of Mary 

John Wis wall 

Jones y e Wife of 

Aged 28 Years 

Jsack Jones Aged 

Dec d September 

62 Years Decease* 1 

Y e . 18 1690 

October y c 23 1691 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 


Here Lyes Buried y e 

Body of Cap tn John 

Capen he was Deaco" 

Of y° Church of Chris* 

In Dorchester He Dec d 

April y e 6 th 1692 
In y e 80 th Year of s Age 

Here Lyes y e Body of 

Truecross Minott 

Y e Wife of Stephen 

Minot Aged 58 Years 

Died August y e 3 


Here Lyes y e Body 

Of Mary Weeks 

Wife to Joseph 

Weeks Aged 56 

Years Died Sep* 

Y e 17 1692 

Here ■ Lieth • Buried 
The • Body • of • Richard 

Leeds • Aged • aboute 

98 Years • Died • March 

The 18 th 1693 

Rebekah Daugh* 

Of Ebenezer & 

Barbara Jones^ 

Aged 6 Monthe 9 

Dyed June y e 11 


Sarah Topliff 


Aged 88 Years 

Died y e 29 of 

July 1693 

Ruth y e Davghter 

Of Hopestill 

Humfrey Aged 

9 Years Dyed 

September y e 24 


Here Lyeth y e Body 
Of Elizabeth Blake 

Y e Wife of James Blake 

Seneor Dec d y e 16 of 

January 1694 

In y e 61 Year of her Age 

Here Lyeth 

Y e Body of 

Thomas Tilesto 116 

Aged 83 Yeai^s 

Dec d June y e 24 


Samuel Topliff' 

Y e Son of 


Samuel Topliff 

Aged 19 Years 

Died y e 30 of 



Here Lyes y e 
Body of Ann 

Y e Wife of 

Robert Pearce 

Aged ^ 104 Year, 

Died December 

Y e 31 1695 

[" Robert Pierce of the great lots 

died 5 th . buried 7 th . 11 mo. 1667." 

Town Records.'] 

Here Lyeth Buried 

y e Body of 

Thomas Trott 

Aged 82 Years 

Dec d August y e 

28 1696 

Here Lyeth Buried 

Y e Body of Timothy 

Tilston deceased 

The 10 of August 

1697 in y e 61 Year 

Of his Age He was 

Y e Son of Thomas & 

Elizabeth Tilston 

Here Lyeth 

Y e Body of 

Thankfull Baker 

Relict of John 

Baker Aged 58 

Years Dec y e 27 of 

January 169£ 



Epitaph of Benjamin Franklin. 


Here Lyeth 

Y e Body of 

Robert Pears 

Aged 24 Years 

Dec d December 

Y e 4 1G98 

Here Lyeth y e Body of 

Samuel Pears 

Aged 22 Years 

Dec d y e 16 of 



Elizabeth Trescott 

Y e Wife of 

William Trescott 

Aged 74 Years 

Dec d July y e 30 

J 699 

Here Lyeth 

Y e Body of 



Son to Isaac 

& Elizabeth 

Royall Aged 

12 Weeks 

Died y e 24 

Of July 


[He] re Lyes 

[Y] e Body of 

William Trescott 

Aged 85 Years 

Dec d Sep*y e ll 


Here Lyeth 

Y e Body of 

Deliverance Butt 

Reli c t of Richard 

Butt Aged 54 

Years Dec d July 

Y e 22 1699 

his grave stone in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston. 





Y e 17 17 2 7. 
Mr. Benjamin Franklin was brother of Josiah Franklin, and uncle to 
Dr. Franklin. He was born at Ecton in England, 20 March 1650 ; mar- 
ried at Banbury, on the 23d of November, 1673, Hannah Welles, daugh- 
ter of Samuel, a clergyman; removed in 1715 to Boston from London, 
where he had done business as a silk-dyer. He died as appears from the 
grave stone on the 20th of March 1727-8, aged 76. President Sparks, 
in his Life of Dr. Franklin, says of this Mr. Franklin : — " The precise time 
of his death is not known. He was living in 1727, and probably died the 
year following, at the age of seventy-eight." ( Vol. 1. p. 542.) If the age 
on the stone is correct, his birth must have occurred in March 1650-1, and 
he only required three days of being 77 years old. His wife died in Eng- 
land on the 4th of November 1705. s. 

1850.] Marly Record* of Weymouth. 171 


[Copied by Mr. Cyrus Orcctt, for the N. E. Genealogical and Antiquarian Register. 
[Continued from page 60.] 

Deborah of Philip &d Abigail Reed born 

Joanna of William & Experience Pratt " 

Mary of Samuel & Mary Humphrey " 

Ebenezer son of James & Elizabeth Smith " 

William son of William & Joanna Dyar " 

Jacob son of Jacob & Jane Turner " 

Geclion son of Gedion <fc Hannah Tirrell " 

Judith Daughter of Joseph & Judith Shaw ** 

William of William & Mary Hunt " 

Sarah of Peter & Sarah Dunbar " 

Benjamin of John & Hannah Shaw " 

Andrew of Andrew & Frances Orcutt 4i 

Joseph of Remember & Mary Briggs " 

Lidda of Samuel & Ann White " 

Josiah son of John & Ruth Hunt " 

Richard son of John & Elizabeth Philips " 

William son of William & Mary Badlam " 

Elizabeth of Luke & Susanna Short " 
Zecheriah son of Zecheriah & Hannah Bicknell " 

Sarah of Ichabod & Sarah Holbrook u 

Nathaniel son of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford " 

Daniel son of Joseph & Sarah Richards " 

Joseph son of Samuel & Lidda Holbrook " 

Susanna of Samuel & Hannah Whitmarsh " 

Ephraim of Ephraim & Lidda Burrell " 

John son of John & Mercy Burrell '' 

James son of John & Mary Arnold " 

Sarah of William & Esther Reed " 

Ebenezer son of Maj Ephraim & Joanna Hunt " 

Margret of Joseph & Margret Hunt " 

Thomas son of Joseph & Hannah Dyar " 

Benjamin of John & Sarah Bicknell " 

Gedion son of William & Abigail Tirrell " 

John son of John & Sarah Drake " 

Mercy of John & Mercy Porter " 

Sarah of Ezra & Bathsheba Whitmarsh " 

Elizabeth of Thomas & Sarah Reed " 

William son of William & Experience Pratt " 

Seth son of Jacob & Jane Turner " 

Susanna of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Humphrey " 

Elizabeth of Corneilus & Experience Holbrook " 

William son of William & Sarah Drake " 

Mary of Josiah & Joanna Ripley " 

Abigail of Joseph & Judith Shaw a 

Anna Daughter of Increase & Mary Bate " 

Mary Daughter of John & Mary Nash " 

Samuel son of John & Ruth Hunt u 

Nathaniel of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford " 

Judith Daughter of Samuel & Patience Pratt '* 

Alice of Simeon & Elizabeth Whitmarsh " 


30 1692 


23 1692 


30 1693 


10 1693 


22 1693 


4 1693 


10 1693 


•4 1693 


17 1693 


26 1693 


25 1693 


21 1693 


19 1693 


4 1693 


15 1693 


25 1693 


20 1693 


1 1693 


9 1694 


13 1694 


10 1694 


28 1694 


26 1694 


11 1694 


14 1694 


19 1694 


1 1694 


21 1694 


6 1694 


29 1694 


15 1694 


8 1694 


14 1694 


20 1694 


28 1694 


19 1694 


9 1694 


3 1695 


7 1695 


6 1695 


23 1695 


20 1695 


18 1695 


17 1695 


23 1695 


21 1695 


30 1695 


21 1695 


23 1695 


14 1695 


Early Records of Weymouth. 


Zechariah son of Zechariah & Mary Gurney 
Mary Daughter of Josiah & Joanna Ripley 
William son of Audrew & Frances Orcutt 
John son of John & Mercy Porter 
Samuel son of Stephen & Abigail French 
David son of Samuel & Hannah Whitmarsh 
Francis son of Andrew & Frances Orcutt 
Thomas son of Thomas & Abigail Porter 
William son'of William & Botley Phillips 
John son of Nicholas & Deborah Shaw 
Dorothy of Nathaniel & Dorothy Blancher 
Thomas of Ephraim & Joanna Hunt 
Samuel of Peter & Sarah Harvey 
John son of John & Mary Pratt 
Meriam of Gideon & Hannah Tirrell 
Joseph son of John & Mercy Porter 
John son of John & Sarah Vinson 
Samuel of John & Abigail Blancher 
Jacob son of John & Mary Nash 
Mary of Edward & Elizabeth Bate 
Meriam of Thomas & Meriam Tyler 
John son of Ephraim & Lydda Burrill 

Hannah } Philli P s of Nicholas & Mary Phillips 

Abigail of Corneilus & Experience Holbrook 

Anna Daughter of James & Anna Lovell 

Dorothy of Nathaniel & Dorothy Blancher 

Mary of John & Susanna Randall 

Hannah of Samuel & Hannah Vinson 

Jane Daughter of Jacob & Jane Turner 

David son of Stephen & Abigail French 

Joseph son of John & Sarah Bicknell 

Samuel son of Samuel & Elizabeth Andrews 

Mary Daughter of Enoch &, Mary Lovell 

Abigail of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Humphrey 

Susanna of Benjamin & Hannah Shaw 

Benjamin son of John & Ruth Hunt 

Silence of James & Thankful Humphrey 

Mary Daughter of Samuel & Mary Chard 

Sarah of Thomas & Mercy Kingnan 

Ephraim of Ephraim & Phebe Pratt 

Mary of Samuel & Hannah Whitmarsh 

Abigail of Richard & Abigail Eagers 

Thomas of John & Sarah Vinson 

Joseph son of Nathaniel & Joanna Ford 

Hannah of John & Hannah Ward 

Sarah of John & Susanna Randall 

Sarah of Ephraim & Lidda Burrell 

John son of Enoch & Mary Lovell 

Mary of Matthew & Susanna Pratt 

Zachary son of Nicholas & Deborah Shaw 

John son Ichabod & Sarah Holbrook 

Mary of William & Mary Badlam 

Nicholas son of Nicholas & Mary Whitmarsh 



19 1695 



18 1695 



13 1695 



19 1695 



30 1696 



13 1696 



5 1696 



26 1696 
8 1696 



31 1696 



12 1696 







1 1696 
27 1696 
26 1696 
29 1696 

6 1697 



8 1697 




19 1697 
29 1697 
11 1697 



22 1697 



12 1697 



23 1697 



17 1697 



20 1697 



3 1697 



7 1697 



1 1698 




13 1698 
20 1698 



28 1698 



17 1698 



15 1698 



12 1698 



6 1698 



20 1698 



18 1698 



28 1698 



18 1698 



15 1698 



20 1698 



31 1698 



20 1699 



16 1699 



2 1699 




9 1699 
28 1699 
22 1699 
27 1699 


• May 


7 1699 
28 1699 



14 1699 



20 1699 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 173 


[Communicated by Mr. Justin Winsor, of Boston.] 

[Continued from page 36.] 

Nathl Tilden (Scituate) 
His Will. May 25, 1641. 
To Lydia, my wife, most of my property, including the house, wherein one 
Richard Lambert dwelleth being in Centerden in Kent, Old England ; 
and to my two Youngest Children, Lydia and Stephen their mainten- 
ance of their mother. To my son Joseph. To son Thomas ; To my 
daughter Judith ; To my daughter Mary, the wife of Tho. Lapham, and 
to Sarah, my daughter, wife of Geo. Sutton. My Servants Edward 
Ginkins, and Edward Tarte, to serve son Joseph. 

Symon Sutton his mark 
Thomas Hatch 

Inventory. 31 July 1641. by Wm. Vassall, Tho. Chambers, Wm. 

Katherne Brigg's Administration of the estate of her husband John 
Brigg's deceased, late of Sandwich. Administration granted June 1, 
1641. His Estate amounted to £55, 2. Inventory taken by Edw. Dil- 
lingham and Tho. Tupper. He had children, Samuel, and Sarah. 

Mr William Kemp. (Duxbury) 

Inventory 23 Sep 1641. by Wm Collier, Jona. Breivster, Christopher 
Wadsworth, and Comfort Starr. Amount £172. 9. 5. His wife Eliz- 
abeth administratrix. 

William Swtft. (Sandwich.) 

1643. Administration by Joane his wife. Jan. 1643. the Inventory was 
showed at Court. Am't £72. 11. 1. He had a house at Sudbury mort- 
gaged to one Mr. Burton. 

Mr. John Atwood. (Plymouth) 

I, J. A. gentleman, this 20 th of Oct. 1643, make this my last will and testa- 
ment. " For my Brethren God hath blessed them that they may be as 
well to give to me as I to them, and for their children they may be many, 
I do here give & bequeath them greate and smale young and old male and 
female which were borne before the date of these ^sents twelve pence 
apiece if demanded, and for my litttle kinsman Wm. Crowe & my Brother 
and sister Lee and their two children Ann & Mary I leave them to the 
will of my wyfe to deale with them as shall seem good to her and I do 
therefore ordain my loving wife Anne Atwood to be my sole Executrix to 

17-4 Abstract of the Earliest Wills. [April, 

whom I will and bequeath all the rest of iny estate my debts being first payd 
and she paying my debts and legacies before mentioned " &c. 

Witnesses *John Atwood. 

Wm Bradford, 
Rob 1 Hicks. 
Inventory taken Feb. 27, 1643-4 by R. Hicks, Wm Paddy, Thomas 
Southworth, and Nath 1 Souther. Am't £186. 14. 

John Jenny. (Plymouth.) 

To my Eldest Son Samuel Jenny, a double portion. To my wife Sarah 
whom I ordain my Executrix, my dwelling and mill adjacent. Where 
as Abigail my eldest daughter had somewhat given her by her grand- 
mother and Henry Wood, of Plymouth aforesaid, is a suter to her in 
way of marriage, my will is that if she shall dwell one full year with Mr 
Chas. Chauncy of Scituate before her marriage (provided he be willing 
to Entertain her) that then she have two cows and my full consent to 
marry. My estate after my wife's death to be distributed among my 
Children Samuel, John, Abigail, Sarah, and Susan. I appoint Mr W m 
Bradford, and Mr Tho. Brence overseers of this will, and give them 
each a pair of gloves of 5 shillings cost. 

Dec 28, 1643. John Jenny. 


Edw Winslow 
Tho. Willet 
Wm Baddy. 
Inventory May 25 1644, by Mr Baddy and Nath Souther. Am't £108. 

Elder Brewster. (Duxbury.) 

Letters of administration on the estate were granted to his sons, Jona. and 
Love, June 5, 1644. 

Wearing apparell, household utensils &c. appraised by Capt ) 90 ft 10 
Standish and John JDone. May 10, 1644. } 

Articles at his house in Duxbury, by Standish & Brence,} ~^„ q o 
May 18. ) ' ' ' 

His Latin books by Mr. Bradford, Mr. Brence and [Mr. )i 5 1 q 4 
Reyner, May, 18, sixty three volumes ) 

His English books by Mr. Bradford and Mr. Brence. Be- 
tween three and four hundred volumes 

27. 0. 7. 

Latin and Eng. books 42 19 11 

Total sum of goods. 150. 7 

* This is Mr. John Atwood, the assistant, generally styled gentleman, formerly of Lon- 
don. He left no issue, and is often confounded, by genealogists, with John Wood, alias 
Attwood, who was also of Plymouth. s. 

1850.] The Cutler Family. 175 


1663. Nathanael C, son of Deacon Rob' 1 C. of Charlestown : d. Aug. 
13, 1678. (/ Farmer.) 

1696. Peter C, « second son of the late Dr. C, d. Nov. 23, 1721, aged 
41." (Bost. News-letter.) See also B. N. L., Jan. 8, 1722. 

1701. Timothy C, son of Major John C. of Charlestown : ord. at Strat- 
ford, Ct., fourth min., 1709 ; elected Pres. of Yale College, 1719, being at 
the time the most prominent preacher of that colony. In 1722, his deser- 
tion of the Congregational faith displaced him from his high post ; an event 
that made some sensation at the time, his influence having carried along 
with him two or three of his brethren to the same issue. He forthwith 
sailed for England ; and took orders in quick succession as deacon, and then 
as priest (March, 1723). Oxford made haste to welcome and secure him, 
by the compliment of a Divinity degree before he left the country ; and in 
Dec'r. of that year he was instituted over Christ ch., Boston, wh. had been 
gathered for him. He d. at the age of 82, Aug. 17, 1765. His Conn. 
Elect. Serm., 1717, as well as two other discourses by him are in print. 
Dr. Stiles extols his Oriental scholarship, especially as respects the Arabic, 
(Holmes' Life of Pres., S.-App.) and reports the tradition of his speaking 
Latin fluently. Dr. Eliot, whose boyhood could recal him, on the other 
hand, dwells on his inordinate hauteur (Biogr. Diet. See also Allen B., 
D.) He married (1) Mary Diamond of Ipswich, (2) Mary Gedney, both 
widows. Nichols has collected numerous letters, at once amusing and 
splenetic, of Dr. C, whose temper seems to have been wholly soured by his 
conversion, and his new and awkward position (Illustr. of Lit. IV. 268 — 
304). Early in his ministry at Christ ch., he pushed his claim, with the 
most undoubting assurance, (conjointly with Miles of King's Chapel) to a 
seat among the Overseers of Harvard. (Pearce's Hist. pp. 162 — 167). 
Their episcopal brethren throughout the colony backed the memorial. 
Tho' it met with an unceremonious rejection, he was not abashed from re- 
turning to the charge, three years after. The correspondence in Nichols 
divertingly shows, once and again, that this rebuff had not faded from his 
mind. From the Dr.'s epistolary temper and style, to say nothing of its 
vigour, one is prompted to call him the Warburton of the colony and the 
time ; a title that would probably have been not in the least distasteful to 

1732. John C, eldest son of Rev. Dr. C. : he went to England in 1736, 
under the patronage of Dr. Zachary Grey, (his father's friend and corres- 
pondent) and in 1750 obtained the living of Cressing in Essex. Reference 
is made to him in the citations from Nichols (Illustr. of Lit.) given above. 
He d. in Jan. 1771 ; — The Gent's Mag. says, — " in Doctors Commons." 

1734. Timothy C, brother of the above : " We hear of the death" (in 
England or elsewhere ?) " of Dr. Cutler's youngest son who, some time 
since, went to sea." (Bost. N.-Letter, Apr. 12, — 19, 1739.) 

1741. Robert C, son of James C, Cambridge (Menotomy par.), born 
Apr. 1718 : first min. of Epping, N. H., ord. Dec. 9, 1747, and dism. Dec, 
1755; re-settled at Greenwich, Hampsh. co., second min. Feb. 13, 1760. 
He was displaced for some alleged immorality, and d. Feb. 24, 1786. 

1765. Samuel C, born at Brookfield in 1741, the youngest of nine 
sons : the father's name is not traced. Having studied physic in Rutland 
Ms., he began its practice in Edenton, N. C. His patrons there sent him to 
England to ' walk the hospitals/ as the phrase is ; from wh., after a year's 
stay, he returned to E. When the Revolution opened, the loyalist princi- 

176 The Widow of Richard Copley. [April, 

pies he avowed, constrained him to seek British protection at New- York. 
At the close of the War, he is found at Jamaica, L. I., encouragingly pur- 
suing his profession. Soon after, he engaged, but with ill success, as a 
commercial partner at New-London, Ct., which business he resumed at 
Hartford in 1785. Here he married, the next year, Janett, dau. of James 
Caldwell. At the close of 1787, he removed to Rockingham, Vt., uniting, 
in some degree, with the life of a trader, his medical calling. But his inter- 
est in the latter, and with it his attention, in no long time, declined. He 
d. at Bellows Falls, Oct. 30, 1821, 79 years. {Letter of his son-in-law. 
Rev. Carlton Chase.) 

1773. Nahum C, "son of Asher and Rebecca C. of Sudbury, b. May 
28, 1746" (S. Toivn Records.) : he d. very early (before 1776) the earli- 
est, it would seem, of his class, but the search has been all in vain to trace 
where or when. His remains possibly do not rest in the S. burying-ground : 
it has, at any rate, no memorial of him, and the Records are silent. 
Some tradition there is, he was intended for the ministry. 

1786. William C. of West-Cambridge, and son of an innkeeper: a 
physician, in early life perhaps, of Weston, as the Mass. Mag. for July % 
1790, so designates the ' Dr. Wm. Cutler ' who ' married Betsey Henderson.' 
Eventually he removed to Virginia, if to him the following notice refers, 
(as can hardly be doubted,) in the Bost. W. Mess. " Died at his residence 
in Dinwiddie co., May 17, 1836, Dr. Wm. Cutler, (71) a native of Mass., 
but for more than 30 years a resident of Virginia." 

1793. Charles C., third son of Rev. Dr. Cutler* of Hamilton, died, ac- 
cording to Dr. Peirce, " in the year 1805, in Ohio." His father had been 
one of the original pioneers in the settlement of that state in 1788, (from 
which however he returned,) and his eldest son, Ephraim, is yet living 

1829. Curtis C, youngest son of Nathaniel, of Lexington ; fourth min. 
of Gardner, Ms., ord., Nov., 1833, and dism. Oct., 1839. In Jan., 1840 he 
succeeded Rev. Dr. Abbot over the second par. in Peterborough, N. H., be- 
ing third min., and retired from that charge in April, 1848. In May, 1835, 
he m. Clarissa W., dau. of Ambrose Morell of Lexington. j. p. d. 


July 11, 1748. Mrs. Mary Pelham (formerly the widow Copley, on 
the Long Wharf, Tobacconist) is removed from LindePs Row, against the 
Quaker's Meeting-House, near the upper End of King Street, Boston, 
where she continues to sell the best Virginia Tobacco, Cut, Pigtail and 
spun, of all Sorts, by Wholesale or Retail, at the cheapest Rates. [She 
was widow of Richard Copley. Her second husband was Peter Pelham, 
Writing-master, and sometime Dancing Master.] 

Sep. 12, 1748. Mr. Pelham's Writing and Arithmetick School, near 
the Town House (during the Winter Season) will be open from Candle- 
Light 'till nine in the Evening, as usual, for the benefit of those employ'd 
in Business all the Day; and at his Dwelling House near the Quaker's 
Meeting in Lindell's Row; All Persons may be supply'd with the best 
Virginia Tobacco, cut, spun into the very best Pigtail, and all other sorts ; 
also Snuff, at the cheapest Rate. — [Boston .News- Letter.'] 

* The Rev. Dr. C. was himself a native of Killingly Ct., (to which the family emigrated 
two generations before, from Lexington) and a graduate of Yale College, 1765. 


Bradfourih and Morton. 



FIED, IN YORKSHIRE, 1561-1631. 

[Communicated by H. G. Somerby.l 



Robert, son of William Bradfourth, 
Elizabeth, daughter of William Bradfourth, 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas Bradfourth, 
Margaret, daughter of William Bradfourth, 
William, son of Robert Bradfourth, 
Alice, daughter of William Bradfourth, 
William, son of William Bradfourth, 
Robert, son of Robert Bradfourth, 
Maria, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Margaret, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Richard, son of Robert Bradfourih, 
Judith, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Mary, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Margaret, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 


William Bradfourth and Alice Hanson, 
Robert Bradfourth and Alice Waingate, 
i Robert Brigge and Alice Bradfourth, 
James Hall and Elizabeth Bradfourth, 
Robert Bradfourth and Elizabeth Sotwood, 


Margaret, daughter of William Bradfourth, 

William Bradfourth, 

William, son of Robert Bradfourth, 

William Bradfourth, the eldest, 

A child of Robert Bradfourth, 

A child of Robert Bradfourth, 

Alice, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 

Alice Bradford, 

Robert Bradfourth, 

wife of Robert Bradfourth, 
Jane, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
' Mary, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Thomas, son of Robert Bradfourth, 
Margaret, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Bradfourth, 



Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Morton, 
Bryan, son of Thomas Morton, 


25 June, 


16 July, 


9 March 

, 1577 

8 March 

, 1585 

22 Sept., 


30 Oct., 


19 March 


14 May, 


2 Feb., 


15 May, 


8 June, 


3 Feb., 


11 April, 








20 May, 


8 Oct., 


24 July, 


28 June, 


31 Jan., 


23 Oct., 


25 Jan., 



9 March 


15 July, 


30 April, 


10 Jan., 


18 March, 


14 May, 


13 July, 


30 Jan., 


23 April, 


6 March, 


22 May, 


20 Sept., 


20 Aug., 


20 Oct., 


6 July, 




1 Jan., 



Bradfcurth and Morton. 


Alice, daughter of Thomas Morton, 
Thomas, son of Thomas Morton, 
Jane, daughter of Thomas Morton, 
Robert, son of Thomas Morton, 
James, son of Thomas Morton, 
George, son of Thomas Morton, 
Robert, son of Thomas Morton, 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas Morton, 
William, son of Robert Morton, 
Francis, son of Thomas Morton, 
Anthony, son of Robert Morton, 
Mary, daughter of Robert Morton, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Morton, 
Thomas, son of Robert Morton, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Morton, 
Jane, daughter of Robert Morton, 
George, son of George Morton, 

daughter of Robert Morton, 
daughter of George Morton, 
Elizabeth, daughter of George Morton, 


Robert Button and Janet Morton, 
Richard Chopp and Agnes Morton, 
Thomas Morton and Joan Benson, 
Thomas Morton and Oldfield, 

Robert Morton and Alice Lynley, 
Thomas Morton and Smith, 

Charles Morton and Elizabeth Hanson, 


John and John, children of Thomas Morton, 
Janet, wife of Thomas Morton, 
A child of Thomas Morton, 
James, son of Thomas Morton, 
William, son of Robert Morton, 
Anthony, son of Robert Morton, 
Mary, daughter of Robert Morton, 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas Morton, 
Thomas Morton, 
Thomas, son of Robert Morton, 
Margaret, wife of James Morton, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Morton, 
A daughter of Robert Morton, 

wife of Robert Morton, 
Margery Morton, 

11 April, 


1 March, 


3 Oct., 


29 Oct., 


10 Oct., 


12 Feb., 


14 Nov., 


29 April, 


1 Sept., 


28 Oct., 


14 June, 


8 June, 


30 Aug., 


2 Feb., 


14 March 


8 May, 


22 May, 


6 Sept., 


20 April, 


22 Oct., 

1631 [ 

13 April, 


22 Oct., 


18 Oct., 


6 Oct., 


20 Aug., 




20 Nov., 


6 Marcr 

, 1589 

21 June, 


28 Oct., 


20 Feb., 


7 Jan., 


19 Jan., 




8 Sept., 


17 Aug., 




23 June, 


13 Oct., 


4 April, 


29 Sept., 


13 Feb., 



[Communicated by Mr. H. G. Somerby,J 

of Sylcham. 

Mary Fiske. 


Joshua Fisher, who went with 
ids family into New England. 

Anthony, who went with his 
family into New England. 

Amos, farmer to Custrick Hall, 
In Neely, in Essex. 


Extracts from the Candler MS. 



Rogers of * * * 
in the North of England 

Richard Rogers, lecturer at Wethersfleld,^ 
who wrote the 7 treatises & sundry 
other books of great use. A man of great 
worth and very faithful in his ministry. 

John Rogers _ 
the famous I 
preacher of 

Nathaniel avIio married Margaret, dau. of Robert 
Crane, of Cokfull in Essex, he died in New 
England. He left issue = 


Nathaniel, Samuel, 

Timothy, Mary, married 
William Holey. 

Daniel Rogers= 
who succeeded 
his father in the 
place of lectur- 
er at Wethers- 
field. An emi- 
nent scholar 
& preacher who 
hath many 

works in print, 
he being one of 
the eminent fel- 
lows in Christ's 
College in Cam- 
bridge, was the 
advancer of Dr. 
Ames, whom he 
brought in to be 
fellow there. 

Margaret Bishop Ezra 
s. p. 

I | 

Nath'l, Ezekiel, Elizabeth, Mary, mar. 

s. p. 

an eini- mar. to 
nent Thomas 

preacher Canton, 
yet liv- 
ing, but 
all his is- 
sue dead 
this year 

to Daniel 

John, Ezekiel 
Anne to Clarke 
a minister Abi- 

.Wm. Jenkins, her 2d 
of Christ's hus- 
Church, in band 
London. wad 


of John 
a citizen 
in Lon- 

Daniel Rogers, rector 
of Wotton, in North- 
amptonshire, mar. Dor- 
othy Bull, dau. of the 
then mayor of North- 
ampton. = 5 children 

his 2d wife 
was * * 
dau. of * * 
at Law. 

Hannah, wife to Roger 
Cockington, by whom 
she had two children, 
Roger and Samuel.— 
She hath had since his 
death, 2 or 6 husbands. 

Samuel Rogers, Mary & 
lecturer at Cree s. 

Church, in Lon- 


Daniel. Dorothy. Sarah mar- John Richard, = Elizabeth, d. of Joseph. Nath'l. Abigail. 

Bodell, a citizen rector of 
in London. She Clopton, 
d. of her 2d child in Stiff. 
and all her issue 
is dead. 

Chas. Humphrey, 
gent., relict of 
Math. Branendrig, 
rector of Clopton, 
in Suff. 

Ezekiel, of 
Essex, m. 
dau. of Sir 
relict of * * 

Humphrey. Elizabeth. Culvemell. Sarah. 


Clement Chaplaine, a _ 
chandler in Bury, went 
over into New Eng- 
land, and was one of 
the elders in the con- 
gregation of Mr. Hook- 
er, 16 minister. 

. Sarah, dau. 
of Hinds, a 
in Bury. 

Edmund. A daughter. 
ofSemer, her father 
had many gave her 
children. 200 lbs. 

A daughter. Capt. Robert _. Elizabeth 

mar. Barrett Chaplaine of 
of Stratford, Bury, 
her father 
gave her 300 lbs. 

of Francis 
Austy, of 

Francis. Robert. Susan. Ann. Elizabeth. Martha, mar. Robert Parker, of Wolpitt ; he went into 
eldest son. New England. Her father gave her 300 lbs. 


George Moody, of Moulton, famous for his = Lydia Houil als, 
house keeping , and just and plain dealing. | Smith, of Ipswich. 

George, of John, went Samuel, a woolen draper in Bury, Alderman, Justice of the = Mary, dau. of 

Moulton. into New Peace; since the death of Kin- Chivies, chosen to Parliament. John Boldin, 

England. After his brother's death, he hail his estate in Moulton. gent.ot Burv, 

I St. Edmunds. 

George, = Anne, John, Captain = Anne, Samuel, Thomas, Mary. Margaret, Anne. Elizabeth. Sarah. 

a wool- d. of of Foote, after- 
en Dra- Am- wards Ser- 
per, in brose geantMaj. of 
Bury. Bigge, Horse, in the 
of Glers- service of Par- 
ford, gent, liament. Since a Merchant of Ipswich 

one of a Capt. s. p. mar. Maj. 

the d. ob. s. p. Westhorp, 

and of Haven, 
coheirs of** Bull, of Flenton. 


Wm. Cocke, of Bury, 
Linen Draper. _ 

Mary, eldest daughter. 

180 Extracts from the Candler MS. [April, 


Robert Crane, of Coxhall, s Mary, ft, of Samuel Sparhawke, 
in Essex. | of Dedham, in Essex. 

Samuel. Thomas Crane, of Kelveden, _ Elizabeth Marpant. Mary, mar. Margaret, mar. the rest 

in Essex, mar. 2d, a daughter! Henry Whi- Nath'l Rogers, all 

of Harrington, of Hawsted. | | Iting Port- rector of Assing- dead. 

3d, Ann Reynolds. Thomas. John, man, of lps-^ton, whence he 

I wieh. went into New England 

[There are several more disconnected links in this pedigree. Perhaps they might be connected by 
much study.] 

William Fiske. _ Anna Austye. 

John, died 1633. _ Ann, daughter of Robert Lanterce. Hannah. Eunice. 

John Fiske, went _ Ann Gippes, dau of Ann, mar. Francis Chick- Nathan, Martha, mar. Capt. 
with his family in- I Gippes, of Frends- ering. He and his family died an Edward Thompson, 
to N ew England. | hall, in Norfolk. went into New Engl and. infant. 

A child born at Friendshall, John, born in Moses, born in Nathaniel, died 

bap.; died in its infancy. New England. New England. an infant. 

William Fiske, — Bridget Muskett. 

he died in New England. | 

I I I I | 

William. Samuel. Joseph. Benjamin. Martha. 

Robert Fiske. — Sybil, dau of ... . Gold, relict of 

William. Jeffery. — Cooke. Thomas. 

Thomas, of Metfield. James, of Neybred. Phinetias. 

Samuel, now Nathan, whose chil- = Browne. David, who went with — Sarah Smith. Mary, Lydia. 
of New Eng- dren went into New his father into New s. p. 

land. England. England. 

David Fiske, he and his family went into New England. 

[The pedigree of Fiske is written so carelessly, and so disconnected in the original man uscript,' : that it 
is impossible to unite all the links. There are more of this name, but nothing is said about their going 
to New England.] 

John Thompson, of Halkham, in Norfolk. _± 

Thomas Thompson, of Hankam, = Ann, daughter of John Richard Thompson, _ Cicely Leake 
in Norfolk. | Hastings, of Hankham. of Hankham.| 

Thomas. _ Rachel Tucke. Robert. = Alice Smith. Capt'. Edmund Thompson, a sea Capt. = Martha 

in the State's service after the death Fiske. 
of K. Charles. 

Martha, born Edmund, born Thomas, born Hannah, born John, Esther, John, all born in Yarmouth 
in New Eng- in New Eng- in New Eng- in New Eng- after their return from New England 
land. land. land. land. and all died infants. 


Underwood. _ Martha Fiske. Went with his family into New England. 


n Smith, i 
ter. Affer her death, he went into New England. 

Chickering, married the widow of Benjamin Smith, farmer of Northall in Wrentham, under Mr. Brews - 

' Ne 


Jonathan Nuttall, Master of Arts, an eminent scholar, died in Virginia. 
[There is an extensive pedigree of this family in the manuscript.] 


Nathaniel Ward, of Ipswich, in New Eng- John Ward, rector of Dennington. in Suf- Edward Ward, 
land, rector of Shreniield, in Essex. folk, afterwards of St. Clements in Ipswich. Master of Arts. 

John Ward, Master of Arts, [There are many others of this family mentioned, but all disconnected 
in New England. Nathl. and John are the only ones spoken of as being in New England.! 

Anns. Chequey Or & B. A bend Ermine. a j 

Henry, John, of Hadley. m, Kose, dau. of Wm. Fisher, of Buers. 

5. p. 

Alderman. of Sudbury, to Mathew Lawrence?? pSSSi of' Payne ; Se^ went P?rt£an 
clerk Ipswich. into New England, of Ipswich. 


Early Records of Boston. 



[Copied for the Antiquarian Journal, by Mr. David Pulsifer, member of the N. E. H. 

Genel. Society.] 

[Cambridge. — Continued from page 56.] 

Elisabeth the daughter of Roger & Elisabeth liar- 
lackinton was borne the (10°) 1636. 

Margaret the daught r of Roger Harlackinton & Eli- 
zabeth his wife was borne (7°) 1638. 

[Rog]er Harlackinton Dyed (8°) 1638. 

[Eliza] beth the daughter of Richard Hasewell & 
Jane his wife was borne 20 (7°) 1643. 

Dorcas the daught* of Robt Homes & Jane his wife 
was borne (6°) 1638 & dy[ed] ( °) 1642. 

John the sonne of Rob* Homes & Jane his wife was 
borne (4°) 1639. 

John the sonne of Samuel Howse & Elisabeth his 
wife was borne 6° (10°) 1642. 

Berbery Hutson dyedl4. (12°. 1640. 

Joseph the sonne of Georg Hutchen & Jane was 
borne 28 (10°) 1639. 

Joshua the sonne of Samuel Hyde and Temperance 
his wife was borne 12°. (1°.) 1642. 

[Jo]seph Isaac dyed the 11° (3°:) 1642. 

[N]aomi the daught r of Michael Lappinwall & Isa- 
bell his wife was borne 8° (9°) [1638]. 

Thomas the sonne of Gary Lathom & Elisabeth his 
wife was borne (9°) 1639. 

Joseph the sonne of Gary Lathome & Elisabeth his 
wife was borne 2° (10°). 

John the sonne of Edward Lockwood & Elisabeth his 
wife was borne (9°) 1632. 

Elisabeth the daughter of James Luxford & Elsia- 
beth his wife was borne (7°) 1637. 

Reuben the sonne of James Luxford and Elisabeth 
his wife was borne (12°) 1640. 

Hannah the daught r . of Willm Manning & Dorothy 
his wife was born 21° (4°) 1642. 

John the sonne of John Meane & Anne his wife was 
borne the 3° (12°) 1638. 

John Meane dyed 16° (6°) 1639. 

[Sa]rah the daughter of John Meane & Anne his 
wife was borne 12° (1639. 

John Masters dyed 21°(10°) 1639. 

Jane Masters dyed the 10°(10) 1639. 

Ruth the daught r of Edward Michelson & Ruth h 
wife was borne 9° (9°) 1638. 

Thomas the sonne of Edward Michelson & Ruhis 
wife was borne (7°) 163 

[B h a] the daughter of Edward Michelson and 
Ruth his wife was borne 6 (10°) 1642. 

Sarah the daughter of ffrancis Moore & Katherine 
his wife was borne 3° (2°) 1643, 

Harlack \enden\ . 












Early Records of Boston. 

Hannah the daughter of Goulden Moore & Jane his 
wife was borne 15° (1°) 1643. 

Nathannel Patten dyed (11°) 1639. 

Thomas Patten the sonne of W m Patten & Mary his 
wife was borne (8°) 1636. 

Sarah the daughter of W m Patten & Mary his wife 
was borne 27° (11°) 16. 

Nathannel the sonne of William Patten & Mary his 
wife was borne 28° (5°) 1643. 

Benjamin the sonne of Robert Parker & Jude his 
wife was borne (4°) 1636. 

Sarah the daughter of Robert Parker & Jude his 
wife was borne (2°) 1640 

Nathanael the sonne of Robert Parker & Jude his 
wife was borne 28°. (5°) 1638. 

Thomas the sonne of Tho : Parish & Mary his wife 
was borne 21°. (5°.) 1641. 

Mary the daughter of Thomas Parish & Mary his 
wife was borne 3°'. (2°.) 1638. 

Mary the daughter of Harbert Pellam & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne 12° (9°.) 1643. 

Frances the daught r of Hurbert Pellam & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne 9°(9°) 1643. 

Lidia the daught r of John Pickering & Mary his 
wife was borne 5°. (9°) 1638. 

Elisabeth the wife of Henry Prentis dyed 13°. (3°.) 

Abigail the daught r of John Picke & Mary his wife 
was borne 22° (2°) 1642. ,. . 

Samuel the sonne of Richard Robins & Rebecca his 
wife was borne 22° (3°) 1643 

John Roman dyed 19°. (10°.) 1638 

John Rose dyed the 12° (10°) 1640 

Phebe Russell dyed 8°. (5°.) 1642 

Daniell Saunders dyed 27° (12°) 1639 

Mary the daugiu? of Roger Shaw dyed. 26. (11°.) 

Ester the daught r o Roger Shaw & Anne his wife 
was borne the (4°.) 1638. 

Thomas the sonne of Samuel Shepheard & Hannah 
his wife was borne 5°. (9°.) 1638. 

Samuel the sonne of Samuel Shephard & Hannah 
his wife was borne (12°) 1639. 

Hannah the daughter of Samuel Shephard & Hannah 
his wife was borne 20° (4°) 1642. 

John the sonne of Thomas Skidmore and Ellen his 
wife was borne 11°. (2°.) 1643. 

Mary the wife of Nathanael Sparhawke dyed 25°. 
(11°.) 1643. 

Sarah the daughf of John Stedman & Allice his 
wife was borne 11°. (11°.) 1643. 

Samuel the sonne of Nathanael Sparhawk & Mary 
his wife was borne 27°. (8°) 1638 & dyed 13°. (8°) 


Moore. \ 
















Early Records of Boston. 







HXannah t]he daugtjj of Rob* Stedman & Anne his 
was wife [born]e 14° (7°) 1638. 

John the [sonne] of Robt Stedman & Anne his wife 
was borne 27°. (10°.) 1642* 

Rebeccah the daught* of Andrew Stemson & Jane 
his wife was borne 20°. (11°.) 1642 

Elisabeth the daught r of John Trumble & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne (4°.) 1638. 

John the sonne of John Trumble & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 4° (6°) 1641. 

Hannah the daught r of John Trumble & Elisabeth his 
wife was born 10°. (10°.) 1642. 

Mary the daughf of William Towne & Martha his 
wife was borne (7°) 1637. 

Hezekiah the sonne of Hezekiah Vsher & ffrances his 
wife was borne (4°) 1639. ^ 

John the sonne of Hezekiah Vsher & ffrances his wife 
was borne. 11° (7°.) 1643. 

Thomas the sonne of Georg Willis & Jane his wife 
was borne 28°. (10°) 1638. 

Sarah the daught 1 of Edward Winship & Jane his 
wife was borne (2°.) 1638. 

Mary the daught r of Edward Winship & Jane his 
wife was borne 2°. (5°.) 1641. 

Ephraim the sonne of Edward Winship & Jane his 
wife was borne 29°. (4°) 1643. 

A Register of the births [&] burialls in Charlestowne from 


Mary the daught r of Thomas Allen & Anna his wife was Allen. 

borne 31° (11°) 1639. 

Sarah Allen y e daught r Tho : Allen & Ann borne 8°. 
(6°) 1641. 

Sarah the daughf of Thomas Allen & Anna his wife was 
buried 21° (2°.) 1642. 

Elizabeth, the daught r of Thomas Allen & Anna his wife 
was borne 17°. (7°) & dyed 29°. (7°) 1643. 

John Allen the sonne of John Allen & Sarah his wife was Allen. 

borne 16° (8°.) 1640. 

Sarah the daught 1 ' of John Allen & Sarah his wife was 
borne .11°. (6°.) 1642, & dyed, 10° (10°.) 1642. 

Mary the daught 1 ' of John Allen and Sarah his wife was 
borne. 6. (12°.) 1643. 

Mary the daught r of John Brimsmeade & Mary his wife Brimsmeade. 
was borne. 24°. (5°) 1640. 

John the sonne of John Brimsmeade & Mary his wife 
was borne 2°. (1°.) 1643. 

John the sonne of James Browne & Judith his wife was Browne. 

borne 4°. (11°) 1637. 

James the sonne of James Browne & Judith his wife was 
borne, 20°. (12°) 1642 & buried 28° (6°) 1643. 

Hannah the daughter of John Burrage & Mary his wife Burrage. 

was borne 14° (10°) 1643. 

Mercie Call the daught r of Thomas Call & Bennet his Call 

wife was borne. 7° (9°) 1643. 


Early Records of Boston. 


Elisabeth the daught r of Edward -Carington & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne 11° (1°) 1639. 

Sarah the daughter of Edward Carington & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne. 9° (7°) 1643. 

John the sonne of James Gary & Ellinor his wife was 
borne 29°. (5°.) 1642. 

Anne the danght 1 ' of Thomas Carter & Anne his wife 
was borne 10°. (1°) 1640. 

Elisabeth the daught 1 ' of Thomas Carter & Anne his wife 
was borne. 22°. (2°.) 1642. 

Hannah the daughter of Samuel Carter& Winnifred his 
wife was borne, 28°. (8 rt .) 1640. 

Samuel the sonne of Samuel Carter & Winnifred his wife 
was borne 8°. (7°) 1642. 

Thomas the sonne of Thomas Coitmore & Marth his 
wife was borne 25°. (12°.) 1641. 

Abraham the sonne of Isaac Cole k, Joannah his wife was 
borne 3° (8°) 1636. 

William the sonne of Thomas Coitmore & Martha his wife 
was borne 6°. (12°) 1643. & dyed 18° (12°) 1643. 

Jacob the sonne of Isaac Cole & Joanna his wife was 
borne 16°. (5°.) 1641. 

Elisabeth the daughtj of Isaac Cole & Joanna his wife was 
borne 26°. (7°) 1643. 

Elisabeth the daught 1 of Solomon ffipps St Elisabeth his 
wife was borne 23°. (2°.) 1643. 

Brthya the daughf of W m ifrodingam &. Anne his wife 
was borne 7° (12°.) 1630. 

John the son of Willm ffrodingam &, Anne his wife was 
borne 10° (6°) 1633. 

Elisabeth the daughter of W m ffrodingam &. Anne his 
wife was borne 15° (1°) 1635. 

Peter the sonne of W m ffrodingam &. Anne his wife was 
borne 15° (2°) 1636. 

Mary the daughf of W m ffrodingam & Anne his wife 
was borne 1° (2°) 1638. 

Nathanael the sonne of W m ffrodingam & Anne his wife 
was borne 16° (2°. ) 1640. 

Steven the sonne of W m ffrodingam & Anne his wife 
was borne 11° (9°) 1641. 

Hannah the daught r of W m ffrodingham & Anne his wife 
was borne 29° (11°) 1642. 

Hannah Garret a fatherles child dyed (12.) 1632. 

Mary the daught r of James Garret &. Deborah his wife was 
borne 4° (3°) 1638. 

Priscilla the daught r of James Garret & Deborah his 
wife was borne 28°. (4°) 1640. 

James the sonne of James Garret & Deborah his wife 
was borne 6°. (6°) 1643. 

Mary the wife of John Gould dyed 28° (7°) 1642. 

Susan the daught r of Thomas Greames & Xatherine his 
wife was borne 8°. (5°) 1643. 

Mary the daughf of John Greene & Perseverance his 
wife was borne 1°. (2°) 1634. 










1850.] liev. Nathaniel Gookin. 185 

[Communicated by J. Wingate Thornton, LL. B] 

Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, son of Major General Gookin, was born a 
Cambridge, Oet. 22d, 165G. No record of his early life is preserved, till 
at the age of about fifteen, when he entered Harvard College, under the 
presidency of Chaimcy. 

While in College, by a special vote of the Corporation, May 27, 1G73, 
he " succeeded Mr. Jeremiah Shepard in enjoying four pounds of Mr. 
Webb's gift from the time of Mr. Shepard's leaving it, during the Corpo- 
ration's pleasure."* He graduated in 1675, and probably continued in 
Cambridge, where we Had him July 28, 1078, listening to a sermon from 
the Rev. Jacob Fox, of Woburn, on the text in 2 Timothy ii. 11), an ab- 
stract of Which, taken by G>okin at the delivery, in conformity with the 
usage among the pious and learned of that time, is published in Article 236, 
in " Alden's Epitaphs," from Gookin's manuscript, then in the custody of 
the Rev. Dr. Holmes, of Cambridge, the Annalist. 

About a year afterward, 18 July, 1679, Mr. Gookin was waited on by 
Daniel Morse, Sen., Geo. Fairbanks, Thomas Eames, and Ensign Bullen, 
a committee representing the town of Sherburne, chosen " to treat with" 
him ' ; to settle among them" in the ministry. He declined the invitation, 
and their pulpit was subsequently occupied by his brother, the Rev. Daniel 
Gookin, of whom we gave some notice on page 79. 

Mr. Gookin, with Mr. Samuel Andrew, Jonathan Remington, Jo- 
seph Russell, Solomon Prentice, Edw. Winship, Tho: Greenwood and 
Isaac Bacon, being all members in full communion with one or other of the 
churches in Cambridge, were admitted to the freedom of the Colony 2:2: 

During this period he was employed by the Society at Cambridge as the 
assistant of Rev. Urian Oakes, during the latter part of his ministry, and 
on Mr. Oakes' acceptance of the Presidency of Harvard College in 1G79,| 
the church gave a tl call to Mr. Gookin to be helpfull in the ministry in or- 
der to call him to office in convenient time. After Mr. Oakes' decease, 
July 25, 1681, he accepted their invitation to the pastoral care over them,! 
but was not ordained until Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1682. § The ' meeting 
house ' stood near the site of Dane Hall. Chief Justice Sewall, who had 
a fancy for attending funerals, ordinations, and similar occasions, was. pres- 
ent, and from his journal we learn the names of the officiating clergymen, 
and some interesting incidents. Mr. Sherman ordained him, ' Pastor of 
Cambridge Church,' Mr. Eliot, the venerable Apostle, gave y e Right Hand 
of Fellowship, first reading y e Scripture y* warrants it: Messrs. Sherman, 
Eliot and Mather laid on hands. Then Mr. Gookin ordained Deacon Stone 
and Mr. Clark to be Ruling Elders. The Presence of God seemed to be w th 
his People. Mr. Jonathan Danforth y e Dep t Governour's only son lay by y e 
Wail having departed on Monday Morn of a Consumption. Tis a com- 

* College Book III p. 62. "Re? Vol. I. p. 345; Vol. II. p. 173. 

t His previous election in 1675 was pro tempore.— Ibid. 

$ Holmes' Hist, of Cambridge. Hist. Colt. VII. 54. 

§ lt The In habitants of Cambridge that have privileges or Cow Commons, to whom 
are proportioned the lands now to be divided as followeth. Lott 102. Thomas Danforth, 
E?q. 12 commons, 135 ack". Lot 11 Daniel Gookin Esq 5 commons. 50 acres. Lott 47 
Harvard College 3 commons, 20 acres. A list of inln.bitants thai doe service and pay 
rates that have no Cow rights, to whom lands : r • proportioned as followeth, Lot 141 Mr. 
Nathaniel Gookin, the licverend Pastor, 40 ackers; Lot 187, Mr. Samuel Gookin, 10 


183 Rev. Nathaniel Grooktn. [April, 

fortable day and much People were at y c Ordination. I go and come on 
foot in company of Mr. Zudori y° Hungarian whom I find to be an Armi- 
nian.* Mr. Gookin was just past his twenty-sixth year — lie held an ele- 
vate i rank in his profession, and during his short life was among the most 
active and influential men of that day. 

A manuscript volume 01' notes or abstracts of sermons, bearing on the 
fly-5 >af the date October 24th, 1686, and the names of " John Haynes" and 
" Joseph Cooke/' — two of Mr. Gookins' hearers — furnishes a list of all his 
texts from 24 October, 1686, to 23 Dec. 1688; from this volume we learn 
that during that period he "exchanged" with Messrs. Samuel Mitchell, 
Jno. Cotton, Inc. Mather, Jno. Leverett, Oakes, Win. Brattle, Charles 
Morton, S r ., Samuel Danforth, Gordon Saltonstal!, Cotton Mather, Nehe- 
miah Welter, Allin, Jno. Pike, Neh. Hubbard,t Joshua Moody, Brown, 
Willard, Jas. Bayly, Jno. Whiting, Ch. Morton, Higginson, and Jno. 

The following document, taken from an ancient manuscript copy, per- 
chance the only one in existence, brings to light one of the earliest of the 
ecclesiastical associations which have acted with so much energy on the re- 
ligious interests of New England. Gookin did not long survive the pe- 
riod of its institution to share in their councils. 

"At Charleston in N. E. Oct. 13, 1690. It is agreed by us whose 
names are underwritten that we do Associate our- selves for y e promoting 
of y e Gospel and o r mutual Assistance & furtherance in that great work ; 
In order thereunto. 

1 st . That we meet Constantly at y c College in Cambridge on a Monday 
at nine or 10 of y e clock in y e morning, once in 6 weeks or oftener if need 
shall be. 

2 d . That in such meetings one shall be chosen Moderator pro tempore 
for y e better order & decency of o r proceedings w ch Moderator is to be cho- 
sen at y e end of every meeting. 

3 d . That y e Moderator's work be, 1 st . To end y e meeting wherein he is 
chosen a d to begin y e next w th prayer. 2 d To propose matters to be de- 
bated & receive y e suffrages of y e Brethren. 3 d To receive, by consent of 
y e Brethren, the subscriptions of such as shall joyne with us, & keep all 
Papers belonging to y c Association. 4 To give & receive notices & ap- 
point meetings upon Emergent occasions. 

4 th . That we shall submit to y e Counsels, reproof, & censures of y e 
Brethren so Associated and assembled, in all things in y e Lord (Eph. 5 21). 

5th. That no one of us shall relinquish this Association, nor forsake y e 
Appointed meetings w th out giving sufficient Reason for y e same. 

6 th . That o r work in y e s d meeting shall be 1 st To debate any matter 
relating to ourselves. 2 d To hear and Consider any Cases w ch shall be 
proposed to us from Churches or Private Persons. 3 d To answer any 
Letters directed to us from other Associations or Persons. 4 th To dis- 
course of any Question proposed at y e former meeting — 

Charles Morton 
James Allen. 


Joshua Moody 
Samuel Willard 
John Bailey. 
Nathan l . Gookin. 
Cotton Mather. 
Neh emi ah Walter. 
* Am. Quar. Reg. 1838, p. 180. t Hobart? 

I860.] lieu. Nathaniel Gookin. 1ST 

One of the results of this association, was a pamphlet entitled "Thirty 
Important cases, resolved with Evidence of Scripture and reason. [Mostly] 
by several Pastors of Adjacent Churches, meeting in Cambridge, New 
England, [with some other memorable matters] now * published for Gene- 
ral Beneiii," with an "advertisement" by Cotton Mather, which related 
the origin of the "United Ministers" &c. Among the various Questions 
mooted were these : 

" Whether the Church Covenant used in the Churches of New England 
be of Divine Institution ? 

Whether to Drink Healths be an usage Lawful to Christians ? 
Whether Instrumental musick may be used in the Churches of Christ in 
His Public Worship and Service ? 

What loan of Money upon Usury may be practised ? 
Whether it be in the power of men to State Dayes of Religious Worship ? 
Whether the games of Cards or Dice, be Lawful to be used, among the 
Professors of the Christian Religion ? 

Touching the Respect that is due to Places of Public Worship? &c.,&c. 
The lapse of a Century and a half, finds some of these inquiries within 
the jurisdiction of other tribunals ; and many will smile at their assump- 
tion to determine questions which every man is competent to decide for 

Cotton Mather, in the " advertisement " to the volume, says that the 
meetings were held in the library of Harvard College on the first Monday 
of every month, except the three winter months, that' numerous cases of 
discipline or of conscience were, from all parts of the country, referred to 
them for advice ; and, that as many times the same questions were submitted 
to them for their opinion by different churches or persons, it was thought 
best to make public this selection from their most important recorded de- 
terminations, together with the reasons of them.f 

In Vol. II. p. 35, of the Ecclesiastical Manuscripts in the State Archives, 
is the copy of a general order for fasting, issued Jan. 28, 1G84, to the Minis- 
ters and Elders, which was directed to Mr. Nathaniel Gookin of Cambridge. 
On the Lord's day, June 7th, 1685, he lost his friend the Rev. Thomas 
Shepard, of Charlestown, by death ; and he, with Mr. Cotton Mather, had 
the melancholy duty of supplying his pulpit on the same day. They with 
Increase Mather, Mr. Simmes, Mr. Willard, Mr. Hubbard of Cambridge, 
and Hobart of Newton were the pall-bearers at his funeral, which took place 
on the next Tuesday.! 

In " the Act for incorporating Harvard College, at Cambridge, New 
England," Mr. Gookin is the fourth named in the list of eight fellows.§ 

" 1091 June 17. Fast at y e Townhouse, Magistrates, Ministers: Mr. 
Hale, Bayley, Brinsmead, Torrey, Moodey, Willard pray ; Mr Lee 
preaches. Mr Fiske, Thacher, Gookin, Jno. Danforth sup here." 

"April 13 1692. A church is gathered at Wrentham, and Mr Man 
ordained, Mr Brinsmead gave y e charge, and Mr Gookin y e Right Hand 
of Fellowship. The church of Mendon was also sent to and appeared." % 

On Monday, loth August, 1692, Judge Sewali was at home in Boston, 
when " Mr Joseph Eliot " (son of the Apostle Eliot) " came in and told y e 
amazing News of the Rev. Nath 1 . Gookin being dead ; tis even as sudden 
to me as Mr. Oakes' death. He was one of our best Ministers, and one of 

* " Boston in New England. Printed by Bartholomew Green & John Allen. Sold at 
the Book-Sellers shops," 1699. 

t Christian Observatory, 1849, p. 389, 
% Quincy's Hist, of Harv. Col. 595. 
§ Sewali's MS. Journal. 


" Boston, Jan y . 17, 1744-5. Last night died Mr Josiali Franklin, Tal- 
low Chandler and soap maker: By the force of a steady Temperance he 
had made a Constitution none of the strongest, last with Comfort to the 
age of Eighty seven years ; and by an entire Dependence on his Redeemer 
and a constant course of the strictest Piety and virtue, he was enabled to 
die, as he lived, with chearfulness and peace, leaving a numerous Posterity 
the honour of being descended from a person, who thro' a long life support- 
ed the character of an honest man" — Bost. News Letter. 

* Karris' " Cambridge Epitaphs," .p 30. t Ibid. p. 30. 

t Ucg. VoLILp, 172, note 

188 The Father of Dr. Franklin. [April, 

if best Friends I had left. Aug 1 1G 1692. I went to the Fast at Roxbury, I 
and from thence to y e Funeral of Mr Gookin," who was ordained about ' 
ten years ago. "Mr Mather, Allen, Morion, Willard, Bayley, Hobart 
were y e Bearers. He has left a Widow, a Son and a Daughter." 

Dr. Holmes says that "the shortness of Mr. Gookin's ministry, and the 
imperfection of the early records of the church have us very deficient in 
the means of obtaining his history and character;" but we have here ad- 
duced from other sources, evidence of an honorable distinction. 

Tradition informs us, that lie lies interred in the Southeast corner of the 
burying ground, beneath a brick monument, covered with a stone slab, the 
inscription on which is not legible.* According to the then custom of New 
England, the inhabitants of the town in " public meeting" on the lGth of 
Nov. voted " to make a money rate to pay the expense and defray the 
charges of our Pastor Gookin's funeral, which amounted to about 18 Pounds j 
in money." That his widow was held in kind remembrance by the church 
and town appears by various acts mentioned in the Records. 10 March, 
1700, they voted '* to pay the rent of her house this present year." 

Her gravestone in the old Cambridge church-yard, bears this inscription : j 
"Here lyes the Body of M 1!S Hannah Gookin, relict of R EVD M a 
Natuanael Gookin, late Pastour of the church of Christ in Cambridg. | 
She died May the 14 th 1702 in the 35 lh year of Her Age.f 

Mrs. Gookin's lineage is set forth in a legal process commenced June 2, | 
1GD0, wherein the Executors of Major Thomas Savage were summoned to i 
answer the complaint of Nathaniel Gookin and Hannah his wife, one of the I 
daughters of Habijah Savage deceased, son of said Thomas, in an action of | 
the case for refusing and neglecting to pay fifty pounds money Legacy f 
given and bequeathed to said Hannah Gookin by the last will and testa- 
tment of the aforesaid Major Thomas Savage." The writ was directed to 
the Marshall Generall [Samuel Gookin] or his deputy. Major Savage's i 
wife Faith was daughter of William & Ann Hutchinson, whose maiden 
name was Marvury, and not Marury, as given by Ellis in his memoir of 
that lady.J 

One of Mr. Gookin's children, Habijah, born 23. (11) 1G8§, died young, 
and the two named by Judge Sewall as surviving him, were Nathaniel born 
15 (2) 1G87, a distinguished clergyman at Hampton, N. H., and Hannah, 
who was married Aug. 10, 1711, by Rev. Simon Bradstreet, to Mr. Vin- 
cent Carter of Charlestown. She had a second husband, Richard? Kent, 
of Newburyport. 


Passengers for Virginia. 



[Communicated by H. G. Somerby.] 

27th July 103.5. Tlieis under written names are to be transported to 
Virginea imbarqued in the Primrose Captan Douglass Mr. p Certificate 
under y e Ministers hand of Gravesend, being examined by him touching 
their Confbrmitie to the church discipline of England The Men have 
taken the oat he of Allegeance & Supremacie. 

William Spranson 28 

fetch off by Jo: Symonds 18 
Mr. Secre- Richard Webb 36 

tarv Winde- T , c , rt1 

banks War- Luke Snoclen 21 

rant W m . Starling 18 

Lawrence Whitehorse 17 

Rohert Nutall 18 

Robert Williams 21 

W m ThoiTicome 19 

Tho: Wiggin 21 

Chr: Legg 19 

Henrie Robinson 26 

Jo: Sherrick 19 

Jo: Palmer 18 

W m . Alderton 35 

Tho: Clifton 25 

W m . Browne 19 

Alexander Masie 21 

Geo : Lee 16 

Tho: Beane 21 

Jo: Pen 16 

Geonje Cottingham 20 

Jo: Swifte 23 

Geo : Fowler 22 

Tho: Farraby 26 

Robert Sharpe 21 

W m . Evans 25 

W m . Harris 50 

Thomas Coke 24 

Abram Swifte 23 

Oliver Fayrie 25 

Oliver Symon 30 

Henry Maggit 29 

Tho: Bales 18 

W m . Allinson 25 

Jo: Hull 24 

Mathew Burr 27 

Tho: Daggett 21 

Jo: Baldwin 27 

Tho: Braxton 20 

Henry Banbridge 18 

Nic°: Petting 24 

Geo: Wade 19 

W m . Perce 19 

Jo: Beetell 
Francis Ratford 
Jo : Morfin 
Jo : Lee 
Jo: Balme 
Jo : Stronde 
W m . Fox 
Tho : Pynch 
Rich: Gill 
Henry Dikes 
W m . Shawe 
Henry Smith 
Ralph Hunt 
Jo : Lupton 
James Rydie 
Garret Cooke 
Jo : Merie 
Olliver Clifford 
Willm White 
Tho : Mortimer 
Jo : Ridge 
Tho : Vinson 
Francis Dellicat 
Tho : Ridge 
Richard Gary 
Tho : Mannings 
Walter Marshall 
Jo : Shipley 
Tho: Smith 
Jo: Johnson 
Jo: Wicks 
Ric d . West 
Francis Marsh 
Tho: Adams 
Philip Davies 
Edward Dannell 
Henry Chapman 
Jo: North 
Charles White 
John Parry 
Godfrey Hundley 
Richard Watts 
Clement Doun 
Rich: Stamford 



Passengers for Virginia. 


Eil ward Towers 
Henry Woodman 
Richard Seems 
AUin King 
Rowland Sadler 
Jo: Phillips 
Vyncent Wharter 
James Whithedd 
Jonas Watts 
Peter Loe 
Geo: Brooker 
Henry Eeles 
Jo: Dennis 
Tho: Swayne 
Charles Rinsden 
Jo: Exston 
W m Luck 
Jo: Thomas 
Jo: Archer 
Richard Williams 
Francis Mutton 
Savill Gascoyne 
Rich: Bulfell 

26 Rich ; Jones 
22 Tho: Wynes 
26 rlumfrey Willms 
19 Richard Williams 
19 Jo. Ballance 
28VV m . Baldin 
17 VV m . Pen 
14 Jo : Geerie 

21 Henrie Baylie 

22 Rich : Anderson 
17 Robert Kelum 

26 Richard Fanshaw 

22 Tho : Bradford 

23 W m . Spencer 

27 Marmaduke Ella 
17 Edward Roberts 
14 Martin Atkinson 
19 Edward Atkinson 
2! W m Edwards 

25 Nathan Braddock 
20Jeffery Gurrish 
29 Henry Carrel 1 
29 Tho: Ryle 


Ben : Gregorie 
Edward Mills 
Robert Eclie 
Rich : Kellum 
Robert Page 
Jo : Baldwyn 
Ellis Harm an 
Jo : Bottomly 
W m . More 
Samvel Boswell 
W m . Swifte 
W m . Griffin 
Jo : Norman 
Richard Wards 
Francis Jarvice 
Tho: Thomas 
Luke Richardson 
Jo: Fletcher 
Robt. Harris 
Robert Feats 
Jo : Saker 
W ra . Johnson 
W n \ Parry 
James Hall 
Robert Benton 

Theis under written names are to be transported to Virginea imbarqued 

in y e Merchants Hope Hugh Weston M r . p examinacon by the Minis- 
ter of Gravesend touching their conformitie to the Church discipline of 
England & have taken the oaths of Alleg e . & Suprem : 


Tho : Mason 



Tho: Saker 



Jo : Marsh 



Jo: Weeks 



Edmond Ardington 



Christo : Banbridge 



Eliz: Maynard 



Ann Jackson 



Jo: Molin 



Margaret Clark 



Wm Clark 



Ellin Haly 



Sicillia Weston 



Jane Prym 



Ann Yisher 



Kat: York 



Dorothy Jakes 



Aymie Humfrie 



Margaret Jn°son 



Marie Saker 



Ellin Sutton 



Jo : Saker 



Tho: Poole 



Jo: Whetson 



Thomazin Mills 


1850. J 

Father of Gen. Warren. 


Gamaliel White 
Richard Marks 
Tho : Clever 
Jo : Kitchin 
Edmond Edwards 
Lewes Miles 
Jo: Kennedy 
Sam Jackson 
Daniell En dick 
Jo: Chalk 
Jo: Vynall 
Edward Smith 
Jo : Rowlidge 
Win. Westlie 
Jo : Smith 


Jo : Saunders 


Tho : Bartcherd 


Tho : Dodderidge 




Ann Swayne 


Eliz : Cote 


Ann Rice 


Kat : Wilson 


Maudlin Lloyd 


Mabell Busher 


Annis Hopkins 


Ann Mason 


Bridget Crompe 


Mary Hawkes 


Ellin Hawkes 



Primo die Augnsti 1635 

Theis under written names are to be transported to Virginea imbarqued 

in the Elizabeth de Lo Christopher Browne M r . examined by the Minister 

of Gravesend touching their conformitie to the order and discipline of the 

Church of England the men have taken the oaths of Alleg e & Supremacie. 



Jo : Ben ford 


Samvel Growee 

Lodowick Fletcher 


W m . Glasbrooke 

Jo : Bagbie 


Edward Dicks 

Robt. Salter 


Jo: Bennett 

Edward White 


Michell Saundby 

Steeven Pierce 


W m . Thurrowgood 

Rich. Beauford 


Samvell Mathew 

Ric h . Chapman 


Tho : Frith 

Andrew Parkins 



Jo : Baker 


Katherine Jones 

Jo : Walkers 


Eliz : Sankster 

Jo : Vaughan 


Ellin Shore 

Jo : Austin 


Alice Pindon 

Paul Fearne 


Sara Everedge 

Thomas Royston 


Margaret Smith 

Jo : Taylor 


Elizab : Hodman 

Yeoman Gibson 


Moules Naxton 

Tho: Leed 


Marie Burback 

Geo : Trevas 


Eliz : Rudston 

W m . Shilbom 


Eliz : Rudston 


" Roxbury, October 25th, 1755. On Wednesday last a sorrowful acci- 
dent happened h^re, as Mr. Joseph Warren, of this Town was gathering 
Apples from a tree, standing upon a Ladder, at a considerable Distance 
from the Ground, he fell from thence, brake his Neck, and expired in a 
few Moments : He was esteemed a Man of good Understanding, industri- 
ous, upright, honest and faithful; a serious exemplary Christian ; a useful 
Member of Society ; He was generally respected amongst us, and his 
Death is universally lamented". — Boston Gazette. 

192 Eldest daughter of Peregrine Wliite. [April, 


[Communicated by Mr. David Hamblen.] 

The first record of a deed in this county was made on the sixth of Octo- 
ber, 166G, by Mr. Joseph Lothrop, Register. Previous to that time the 
records of deeds for this County, were made in Plymouth. On the night 
of the 22d of October, 1827, the brick building, erected some years pre- 
vious by the County, and which was occupied by the Clerk of the Judicial 
and Probate Courts and the Register of Deeds for the County, was de- 
stroyed by fire, together with ninety-three books of records, quite a number 
of deeds which remained in the office, and Nos. 29, 44 and 46 of the Pro- 
bate Records. The Documents saved were one number of the records of 
deeds, Vol. 61, and the remaining numbers of the Probate Records. The 
Document of the S. J. Court docket, commencing in 1808, which were in 
the possession of Abner Davis, Esq., the Clerk of the Court, he being at 
that time in attendance at the Law term of that County, then holding at 
Plymouth, were also saved. 

List of the Judges of Probate. — 1st. Hon. Barnabas Lothrop, Esq. 
2nd. Hon. John Otis. Esq. 3rd. Hon. Melatiah Bourne, Esq. 4th. Hon. 
Silvanus Bourne, Esq. 5th. Hon. James Otis, Esq. 6th. Hon. Daniel 
Davis, Esq. 7th. Hon. John Davis, Esq. 8th. Hon. Job C. Davis, Esq. 
9th. Hon. Nymphas Marston, Esq. 

List of the Registers of Probate. — Joseph Lothrop, Esq. ; Wil- 
liam Bassett, Esq.; Nathaniel Otis, Esq.; Silvanus Bourne, Esq.; David 
Gorham, Esq. ; Nathaniel Freeman, Esq.; Abner Davis, Esq. ; Timothy 
Reed, Esq. 

[In Volume III., page 272, Mercy, dau. of Joshua Lumbart, b. June, 
should read, b. January.*] 


" Saturday, August 9th, 1755. Died at Scituate, in the 92d Year of 
her Age, Mrs. Sarah Young, the virtuous Widow of Mr. Thomas Young 
and eldest Daughter of That Mr. Perigrine White of Marsh field, who was 
the First Born English Child in New-England: Being Son of William 
and Susannah White, born on board the Ship in Cape-Cod Harbour, in the 
latter Part of Nov. 1620, in which Governor Carver and the Rest of our 
Plimouth Planters came to New-England, before the Ship left said Har- 
bour and set sail for said Plimouth. Said Perigrine White lived in great 
Health and Vigour to the 84th Year of his Age, when a Fever carried 
him off on July 22. 1704, as our News-Letter soon after inform'd the Pub- 
lick: And this his Eldest Daughter was Born at Marshfiekl in Oct. 1663, 
enjoy'd her Senses and Health in good measure, till towards her End, and 
left four sons surviving. Two observable Instances of the Long Lives of 
the very first and second Race of Children born in this happy Country." — 
Boston News Letter. 

* As this communication appeared only in part of the edition of the last Register, it is 
reprinted in this number. — Ed. 

1850.] Notices of New Publications. 193 


The Massachusetts State Record and Year Book of General Informa- 
tion, 1850. Edited by Nahum Capen. Vol. IV., 12mo. Boston: James 
French: 1850. 

Whatever may have been the opinion of the public three years ago, as to the feasibility 
and necessity of introducing a new annual containing statistical information relating to 
the State, when a work, which had grown venerable by its age, the Massachusetts Register, 
was wont to appear at at the commencement of each new year, it is now certain that we 
hail the State Record with more than ordinary pleasure. One object of these volumes is 
to preserve valuable information in a compact and accessible form, for future, as well as 
present use, and therefore, it is very desirable, although not absolutely necessary, that 
the whole series should be owned and kept together. The volume for the current year 
contains much interesting and useful material for ail classes, trades and professions. For 
the historian and antiquary, besides the United States, State, County, and Town officers, 
managers of literary, scientific, benevolent, and monetary institutions, &c, the editor has 
procured an agreeable variety of other information : such, for instance, is the valuable ar- 
ticle on the Counties and Towns in Massachusetts, by Rev. Mr. Felt; an account of the 
provincial Governors ; a corrected list of Governors and Deputy Governors of the Colonies 
of Plymouth and Massachusetts, previous to the union of these colonies, and of the Gov- 
ernors and Deputy Governors of the Province of Massachusetts under the second charter. 
The State Record is literally a hand book for all readers. 

Genealogy of the Family of Solomon Piper, of Dublin, N. H. Boston : 
Dutton & Went worth : 1849. 

This is a genealogical account of a great grandson of Nathaniel Piper, who came to 
Ipswich, Mass., probably from Dartmouth, in England, and died at Ipswich, about 1676. 
By this account, the children of the ancestor were ; Sarah, Nathaniel, Josiah, John, Thomas, 
(who had a wife Grace), Mary, Margaret, Samuel, and Jonathan. This last was married 
twice: 1st wife, Sarah, died in Ipswich, 6 May, 1700; 2d wife, Alice Darby, of Beverly, 
to whom he was published, 21 Sept.. 1700, and who surviving him, died in Concord, 23 
April, 1758, he having died in Concord on the 11th of May, 1752. Mr. Solomon Piper, 
the person whose name gives title to the genealogy, was grandson of the above named 
Jonathan, and was born in Concord, 20 Oct., 1754. He married Susanna Pratt, 28 Sept., 
1788, and died in Dublin, N. H., 20 Dec, 1827. His widow died 27 June, 1844. 

A Discourse delivered in Belchertown, Mass., on the Day of the Annual 
State Thanksgiving, November 29, 1849. By Samuel Wolcott, Pas- 
tor of the Congregational Church. Northampton: J. & L. Metcalf: 1850. 

This very agreeable discourse was published in compliance with the request of those 
who heard it, and it would be well if more congregations would extend the benefits and 
delights which they receive from their intellectual pastors. The allusion to the social 
compact of the May Flower Pilgrims, is tastefully written, and suitable to the occasion 
which prompted the address. "The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; yea, I 
have a goodly heritage," were the appropriate words of the text. May the worthy pastor 
never have cause to change them. 

The Landing of the Pilgrims. Boston : E. Hobart : 1850. 

It is well known to most of the readers of the Register, that Henry Sargent, Esq., for- 
merly a very distinguished amateur artist, of Boston, presented, in the year 1834, to the 
Pilgrim Society, to be placed in their hall, at Plymouth, his large and valuable painting, 
which he intended to represent the debarcation of the Pilgrims of the May Flower. This 
(picture, the canvass of which measures thirteen by sixteen feet, at the time of its presenta- 
tion, was valued at $2,000. It is considered the best attempt at making a representation 
of the celebrated event which it commemorates, although in some parts the painter has 
indulged a little in poetic imagination. To Mr. Hobart the public are indebted for a 
spirited and well executed engraving of this picture. The subject of this engraving, to- 

i 25 

194 Notices of New Publications. [April. 

get her with its size and beauty, renders it a fit and becoming ornament for tbe walls of those 
who have the honor of being descended from the forefathers of the May Flower, or who 
wish to commemorate one of the most self-sacrificing events in American history. 

A Discourse Delivered Jan. 1. 1850, upon the Fiftieth Anniversary oj 
his Ordination as Pastor of the First Church in Plymouth. By James 
Kendall. Plymouth: James Thurber : 1850. 

Any thing from the " Old Colony " possesses interest, and particularly when occasions 
like that which called forth the address of the veteran, Dr. Kendall, occur to collect 
together and congregate on the spot where our revered forefathers worshipped in their prim- 
itive simplicity of heart, those who, leaving the paternal fireside, have sought other scenes of 
usefulness and fields of labor. On the evening of the anniversary, about 500 persons, 
members of the Parish, and others, from abroad, who had been connected with the Society, 
or were interested in the occasion, assembled at the Samoset House, where, after partaking 
of an entertainment, a scene of much interest occurred. The young ladies of the First 
Parish presented the venerable Dr. with an elegant arm chair, and his parishioners a package I 
containing the sum of $3'20. The friends of Dr. Kendall, residing in Boston, consisting of 
many who had listened to his instructions in their youthful days, and others whose parents 
had been brought up under his ministry, sent him a casket containing $400 with an appro- 
priate letter. May the worthy pastor enjoy many years of comfort, with similar marks of j 
esteem from his friends. 

Report of the City Registrar of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths, \ 
in the City of Boston , for the Year 1849. Boston: 1850. J. H. East- 
burn, City Printer. 

It may seem exceedingly odd to see a notice of a City document brought before the pub- 
lic in a Quarterly Journal, and the only apology that can be offered here, is the importance 
of the document, and the information it will give to subscribers concerning our Boston 
Records. The words of our excellent Registrar, Artemas Simonds, Esq., are so much 
better than our own, that we make extracts from this able report, and regret to be com- 
pelled to do injustice by omitting any part thereof. 

Births. "An old law has always required parents to give information to the Town or 
City Clerk of births in their families within six months, the penalty for neglect, in each 
case, being five dollars. The only book in which Boston births have been registered from 
1810 to 1849, contains only about three thousand, six hundred names, and most of these 
were returned and recorded by families, and in many instances, scores of years after the 
births occurred. For the last year up to October, only eleven births were returned for 

- The law requires that the record shall state the date of the birth — the name of the 
child if any has been given, the names of both parents, and the occupation of the father; 
and the Secretary's instructions, and the blanks furnished for returns, further require the 
birthplace of each parent. The assistant registrars have obtained and returned for record 
all these particulars, in relation to four thousand, two hundred births in the year 1849." 

" The whole number of births thus far registered for the year 1849, is five thousand and 
sixty-eight. This, however, includes one hundred and ninety born elsewhere, whose par- 
ents resided in Boston when the canvass was made. It may safely be estimated that some 
three to five hundred more have occurred than have been reported, so that the births of 
the year must have considerably exceeded the deaths, notwithstanding the unusual mor- 

Marriages. " Much more attention has been given in past years to the registration of 
marriages than of births. The law of 1844 required the officiating clergyman or magis- 
trate to obtain the particulars in regard to the ages, condition, &c, of the parties. In 
Boston, the clergymen generally, regarded a compliance with the law impracticable, and 
consequently returns, even in the simplest form, were omitted. Under the amended law 
of 1849, these particulars are to be procured by the Clerk or Registrar, and conformably 
to the Secretary's instructions, they may be easily obtained, in most instances, when the 
intention is entered." "But such publication is not required in the adjoining States; and 
as many highly respectable parties arc very averse to the publicity given to their inten- 
tions, a practice has grown up of going into other States to have the marriage ceremony 
performed. This is objectionable, inasmuch as no record is preserved in Massachusetts 
either of the intention or marriage." 

"Intentions of Marriage entered with the City Clerk, previous to July 12, 1849, - 1154 
do. do. do. City Registrar, after July 12, 1849, - - 1133 

1850.] Notices of Neiu Publications. 195 

Marriages of 1849 returned and recorded before July 12, 1849, 119 

do. 1849 returned and recorded since July 12, 1849, 1057 

do. of previous years returned and recorded since July 12 1849, - - - 290." 

Deaths. " Very few records of deaths in Boston, prior to 1810, except the mixed records 
of the first hundred years after the settlement of the town, are to he found in this office. 
Since 1810, in books of various sizes, shapes and arrangements, the deaths, with the causes 
and places of interments, have been very generally recorded, and these Looks are justly 
regarded as of great value. During the past year, more particulars have been registered 
than formerly; and the record now commenced for 1850, is, in compliance with the law, 
giving the date of registration, the date of death, age of deceased, civil condition, place of 
death, occupation of adult males, place of birth, disease, or cause of death, place of inter- 
ment, and name of undertaker or informant. The tables show that the year 1849 has 
been one of unusual mortality in Boston. According to the reports made by undertakers 
and others, — and they are believed to have been very nearly correct, — five thousand and 
seventy-nine have died, or one in twenty-six, estimating the average population of the 
year at 132,000." 

We cannot neglect this opportunity to mention, and, in our own behalf, to thank Mr. 
Simonds and his very accommodating assistant, Wm. Palfrey, Esq., for the uniform 
courtesy and kindness with which they have always rendered facilities to all whose investi- 
gations have required an examination of the records in the City Registrar's office. 

The Massachusetts Quarterly Review. No. X. January, 1850. Bos- 
ton : Coolidge & Wiley. 

Another number of this periodical has been issued from the press of the well known 
publishers. The article on the Postal System, by Charles M. Ellis, Esq., is in the usual 
good style of that writer, replete with common sense, and contains much information 
useful to those interested in the subject. 

An Address Delivered before the Maine Historical Society, at Bow- 
doin College, on the A.fternoon of the Annual Commencement, Septem- 
ber 5, 1849. By Robert C. Winthrop. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, & 
Fields : 1849. 

This very able address is written in the usual correct style of the Hon. Mr. Winthrop, 
and gives a genealogical and biographical account of Pierre Baudoin and his descendants 
in America, who have been known very honorably under the name of Bowdoin. It was 
from the munificence of James, the only son of Gov. Bowdoin, that the college at Bruns- 
wick, Me., took its name. 

Class of Alumni, of Dartmouth College, in 1811: Minutes of their 
Meeting in 1849; also, Brief Biographical Notices of the Members. 
Printed by order of the Class, for their use. Concord, N. H. : Asa Mc- 
Farland: 1850. 

Although this seems to be a private pamphlet, it is noticed in this work to call the at- 
tention of other classes of the New England Colleges to the importance of collecting and 
perpetuating information of similar import. It was prepared by Rev. Dr. Cogswell, well 
known to the public for his interest in genealogical and historical investigations. In Har- 
vard College, it has been the custom, for many years, of having a class secretary, by whom 
a volume is kept, called " the Class Book," for recording the proceedings at class meetings 
and for registering interesting facts concerning the members. By this means, much valu- 
able biographical information is collected and preserved. 

Annals of Salem. By Joseph B. Felt. Vol. I. Second Edition. 
Salem : Published by W. & S. B. Ives. Boston : James Munroe & Co.: 1845. 
Vol. II. Second Edition, 1849. By the same Publishers. 

The history of Salem includes the history of the commencement of the Massachusetts 
Colony. Therefore it presents a fruitful theme, and one full of interest. It was here that 
Roger Conant, after wandering about from one point to another, on our shores, in com- 
pany with Lyford and others, at last found a resting place. Here, about two years after, 


Marriages and Deaths. 


he was joined by Eudicott, the Governor of the Massachusetts Colony, and his little hand ; 
which number was soon after augmented by the arrival of Higginson and Skelton and their 
company. It was in the harbor of Salem, that the Arbella"^ the Admiral of Winthrop's 
fleet, furled her sails, came to anchor, and discharged her precious freight. Here, 
too, in less than three months after her arrival, the gentle spirit of the Lady Arbella took 
its flight to " the undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveller returns." 

No one has a higher or better appreciation of the character of the Puritan settlers of 
Massachusetts, than the author of these volumes ; and we are gratified that a second edi- 
tion of the work has been called for. Mr. Felt has, with great care, labor, and research, 
embodied here a vast amount of valuable and accurate matter concerning the history of 
Salem, which includes, of course, notices of many parts adjacent, and has brought the 
annals down to our own time. The great labor bestowed upon a work like this, where 
the material is taken from original sources, can be appreciated only by those who have 
been interested in similar pursuits. The mines which are here to be wrought, require as 
much toil as would be expended upon those of Potosi or California. Mr. Feb deserves well 
of all antiquarians of New England, and especially of the good people of Salem, for the en- 
during monument he has erected to the memory of their ancestors. 

We regret that the author has felt obliged, in this edition, to leave out a large portion 
of the biographical notices which appeared in his first edition. We suppose that want of 
room, or a fear of swelling his volumes to an unwarrantable size, has compelled him to it. 
We learn, however, that he contemplates another volume, which will remedy this de- 

With much that is truly valuable and appropriate, the second of these volumes contains 
a large amount of matter, collected, apparently, with great labor, which perhaps might 
have found a better place in some book of statistics. All the information, however, is 
of value and is fast coming in play. These volumes should find a place in every libra- 
ry of New England history. Each volume contains a portrait of Gov. Endicott. 



Armstrong, Mr. Joseph, of Boston, to 
Miss Mary Ellen, eldest daughter 
of Benjamin Bosworth, of Lexington. 
Lexington, 6 Jan. 

Copeland, Mr. Franklin, to Miss 
Elizabeth Marion, daughter of Chas. 
Ellis, Esq., both of Roxbury, by Rev. 
Theodore Parker, in Roxbury, 16 Jan. 

Dodge, Mr. Joseph Felt, of Boston, to 
Miss Charlotte Maria, daughter of 
Capt. Moore, of Hamilton, at H., Dec. 

Hamblin, Mr. Matthew P., of Boston, 
to Miss Sarah E. Mutear, of Wiscas- 
set, 12 Jan., at Chelsea. 

Kerr, Hon. John Bosman, of Talbot Co., 
Md., to Lucy Hamilton, only daughter 
of John Stevens, Esq., formerly of Lon- 
don, at Easton, Pa., 24 Oct. last. 

Morse, Rev. Jason, of Miss 
Abby, dau. of Mr. Theodore Parsons, 
of Southampton, at S., 9 Jan. 

Thornton, Mr. Orson H., formerly of 
Lempster, N. H., to Miss Mary L., 
daughter of Lambert Maynard Esq., 
Boston, 1 Jan., at the New England 
House, by I lev. Dr. Stow. 


Abbott, Mrs. Mary, Concord, N. H., 22 
Dec, so. 85. Her husband, Mr. Samuel 
Abbott, died just three weeks before. 
They had been married 63 years. 

Adams, Capt. David, Ledyard, Ct., 11 
Jan., ae. 88. 

Bartlett, Dr. Shubael Fitch, fourth 
son of Rev. Shubael Bartlett, of East 
Windsor, Ct., m boa.d U. S. schooner 
Invincible, near Benicia, on Sacramen- 
to River, U. California. He was born 
at E. W., 23 Aug., 1811, graduated at 
Y. C, 1833, passed some time as a teach- 
er of Deaf Mutes in the N. York Institu- 
tion, became licensed to practise medi- 
cine, and subsequently settled at Lyme, 
Ct., as a physician, in 1841. In Sep- 
tember, 1842, he married at the latter 
place, Miss Fanny Rogers Griswold, 
only daughter of the late Charles G., 
Esq., and granddaughter of the late 
Gov. Roger G., of Lyme. On 2 April, 
1849, he sailed to California, as physi- 
cian, and treasurer of a company, which 
he was obliged to leave on his arrival 
at California, on account of ill health, 
when he became a surgeon of the U. S. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Army; in which last capacity he died 
on the 12th of October, 1849, of dysen- 
tery, at the age of 39 years. 

Bates, Mrs. Lydia, Palmer, 20 Jan., ac. 
96 ; widow of Mr. Asa Bates. 

Beakse, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hyannis, 28 
Dec. last, ae. 95 yrs. 1 mo., relict of Mr. 
Enoch Bearse. 

Birge, James, Esq., Litchfield, Ct, 10 
Feb., in his 92d year, a soldier of the 
Revolution. He was a native of Litch- 
field, b. 15 Oct., 1758, a son of Elisha 
Birge and Mary Muggleston, his wife, 
grandson of Joseph, (one of the first 
settlers and original proprietors of the 
town) and his wife, Dorothy Kilborn. 
The mother of the subject of this notice 
perished in " the great snow-storm," of 
Dec, 1786. In the evening, fearing the 
house in which she lived, would be 
blown down, she set out for a neighbor's. 
After wandering some time, she lost her 
way, sank down at the foot of a tree, and 
there died. 

Blake, Dr. Thomas Dawes, Farming- 
ton, Me., 20 Nov., as. 81, a native of 

Bliss, Mrs. Mary S., W. Brookrield, 19 
Jan., in her 91 year; relict of the late 
Samuel B. She was the eldest of eight 
children, the youngest of whom has en- 
tered upon his 74th year. 

Breck, Mrs. Sarah, 33. 83, in Milton, 18 

Bridge. Mr. Jonathan, Boston, Feb. 

33. 91. 

Bromfield, John, Esq., in the 71st year 
of his age, on 9 Dec. last, at Boston. A 
gentleman well known for his munifi- 
cent donation to the Boston Athenaa- 

Carpenter, Mrs. Lydia, Providence, 
14 Jan., 33. 78; widow of the late Mr. 
John Carpenter. 

Congdon, Dea. David, Montville, Ct., 
19 Feb., 33. 93. 

Chubbuck, Mrs. Joanna, S. Hingham, 
22 Jan., 33. 92. 

Corgell, George, Esq., Lambertville, 
N. J., 16 Feb., in his 9ist year. He is 
the last of the six pall-bearers who at- 
tended Washington to his tomb. Mr. 
Corgell served in the Army of the Rev- 
olution, was in the battle of Monmouth. 
After the war he settled at Alexandria, 
at the instance of Washington, but with- 
in a few years past he returned to his 
native State. 

Cossington, Mrs. Ann, 33. 80; the last 
of the grandchildren of Rev. John 
Moorehead, first pastor of the Federal 
Street Church, Boston, 27 Jan., at Mai- 

Davenport, Miss Susannah, Little 
Compton, R. I., 31 Dec, in her 84th 

Darlington, Mrs. Emily, Lancaster, 

Pa., 24 Jan, wife of Mr. E. C. D., and 

dau. of the late Hon. Walter Franklin. 

Day, Mrs. Olivia, New Haven, Ct., 11 
Jan., a?. 64 ; wife of Rev. Jeremiah Day, 
President of Yale College. 

Deane, David Gijrney, Sharon, Vt, 8 
Feb., re. 34 years 3 months 10 days ; 
formerly of this city, and youngest son 
of Mr. Jacob Deane of Boston. 

Deane, Mrs. Stella, Raynham, 12 Jan., 
33. 62 1-2 years; widow of the late Rev. 
Samuel Deane of Scituate, and dau. of 
Hon. Seth Washburn of Raynham. 

Dickinson, John, Sen., Esq., Amherst, 
Dec, 33.92; a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion, was in the battle of Bunker Hill. 

Drtjry, William, Esq., Holden, 20 Jan., 
33. 92 ; a Revolutionary pensioner. 

Endicott, Mrs. Mary, Beverly, Jan., 
33. 8S ; widow of the late Mr. Robert 
Endicott. She was dau. of the Rev. 
Nathan Holt of Dan vers. See Endicott 
Geneal. Reg. vol. i. p. 339, &c 

Everett, Mrs. Lucy, Princeton, 16 Jan. 
33. 84 ; wife of Mr. William E. 

Fisher, John D , M. D., at the house of 
his brother, Francis Fisher, Esq., 13 
Temple Place, Boston, 3 March, 33. 53. 

Flint, Mrs. Sally, Manchester, N. H., 
15 Jan., 33. 93 years 9 months ; widow 
of Mr. Elijah Flint. 

Fletcher, Capt. Josiah, Chelmsford, 
20 Feb., se. 91 ; he entered the Army of 
the Revolution in 1775, and bore a con- 
spicuous part in that memorable strug- 

Gay, Martin. M. D., Boston, 12 Jan., 
as. 46. The loss of Dr. Gay will be se- 
verely felt by a wide circle of real 
friends. He was a gentleman of the 
finest feelings ; modest and unassuming 
in his manners. He was descended 
from the well known Rev. Dr. Ebene- 
zer Gay of Hingham. His father was 
Hon. Ebenezer Gay. 

Guilford, Mr. John, Hollis, Me., Feb., 
ge. 89; a hero of the Revolution. 

Gilbert, Hon. B. J., Boston, 30 Dec last, 
33. 85. The deceased was a native of 
Brookrield, and was educated at Yale 

Hallett, Benjamin, Esq., Barnstable, 
(Oysterville) 31 Dec, 33. 90. 

Hamlen, Mrs. Sarah, Hampden, Me., 
13 Feb., 33. 87 ; widow ol the late Perez 
Hamlen, and dau of the late Col. Eli- 
sha Cobb of Eastham, Ms. 

Haws, Mrs. Sarah, Leominster, 26 Dec, 
ee. 90 years 3 mos. ; widow of the late 
Benjamin Haws. 

Henshaw, Mrs. Sarah E., widow of 
Daniel Henshaw, Esq., and mother of 
Bishop Henshaw of R. I., a3. 79, at Mid- 
dlebury, Vt., 25 Nov. last. 

Hersey, Mr. Zadock, Pembroke, Me., 
13 Jan., 33. 98;a revolutionary pensioner. 

Hoyt, Gen. Epaphras, Deerfield, 8 Feb., 


Marriages and Deaths. 


SB. S3. The deceased has been long 
known in various honorable walks of 
life. As an author, he was very respect- 
able, having published several merito- 
rious works on military affairs in the 
infancy of the Republic. His first 
(which has come to our knowledge) 
was a treatise on Cavalry Discipline, 
12mo, 1797, he being then an "officer of 
cavalry," though but 33 years of age. 
But tlie work by which Gen. Hoyt will 
be best remembered, was printed in 
lS24,entitled "Antiquarian Researches," 
&c. This was an Svo. of about 300 
pages, embracing a history of Indian 
wars. It is a very valuable work, con- 
taining many facts not before in print. 
Many years since he made large collec- 
tions of valuable unpublished materials, 
and proposed to write a history of the 
" Border Wars of New England," dur- 
ing the contests which eventuated in 
the fall of Canada. 
Humphries, Henry, Jr., Dorchester, 15 
Jan., a?. 15 yrs. 24 days. His brother, 
James, died suddenly, Jan. 25th, 1849, 
se. 15 years, 1 month, 2S days. They 
were the two eldest sons of Dea. Henry 
and Sarah Blake Humphries, who are 
both of the seventh generation and di- 
rect descendants of the first settlers in 
Dorchester; and there are but two in- 
stances of their predecessors intermar- 
rying with any but natives of the tow T n, 
viz. : one to the daughter of Rev. Wm. 
Thompson, first minister in Braintree, 
now Quincy ; and the other, to a daugh- 
ter of Rev. Samuel Dexter, of Dedham. 
Dea. James Humphries, grandparent of 
the deceased, was born June 4th, 1753, 
and married Oct. 23d, 1777, to Elizabeth 
Capen. At the commencement of the 
Revolutionary war he " did soldier's du- 
ty on Dorchester Heights, at Provi- 
dence, R. I., Fairfield. Ct., White Plains, 
and Tarry Town, N. Y., Morristown, 
N. J." — was made a subordinate officer 
at Fort Independence, 1778, was for 
many years deacon ofthe First Church, 
in Dorchester, died July 13th, 1845, aa. 
92. His father, Henry, was born Aug. 
1, 1726. married June 5, 1752, to Abigail 
Clap, died Feb. 11th, 1793, aged 60 yrs., 
6 mos. Jonas, the father of Henry, was 
born March 13, 1696, married Susanna 
Payson, May 17th, 1721, died Nov. 5, 
1772, se. 77. His father, Hopestill, was 
baptized June 10, 1649, the same day of 
the same month that his great-grandson, 
James Humphreys was, 104 years after. 
The first wife of Hopestill, was Eliza- 
beth Baker, married Nov. 21, 1667. His 
2d wife was Hannah Blake, m. Jan. 5, 
1719. He was in the Narragansett 
Swamp fight, Dec. 19, 1675, under Capt. 
Davenport and died March 22,1730 — in 
the 8*1 year of his age. Hib father, 

" Elder James Humphreys," was born I 
in England, 1608, came with his father, I 
Jonas, as is supposed, from the town of I 
Wendover, Buckinghamshire, 35 miles j 
W. by N. of London, arrived in Dorches- 
ter, probably, 1634, purchased house and 
land ofWm.Hannum, who removed first 
to Windsor, Ct., afterwards to North- 
ampton, about 1635. " They were 
glovers by occupation, but, coming to 
this country, their trade was of little 
consequence ; gloves not being in fash- 
ion, the) turned their attention to tan- 
ning, and set down a yard in front of 
the house," which has been occupied by 
seven generations. Elder Humphreys 
died May 12th, 1686, ae. 78. — Commu- 
nicated by Mr. Wm. B. Trash. See N. 
E. His. Gen. Reg. Vol. II. p. 383,Jelli- 
son, Major John, Ellsworth, Me., 22 
Feb., g&. 91. 

Joy, Mrs. Martha Reed, Detroit, Mich., 
6 Feb.; wife of James Joy, Esq., and dau. 
of Hon. John Reed, Lieut. Governor of 

Kingman, Hon. Abel, N. Bridgevvater, 
19 Jan., a? 81. 

Lovett, Mrs. Elizabeth, se. 73, at the 
house of her son, Charles W. Lovett, 
Esq., in Boston, 15 Dec. last. 

Mudge, Capt. Samuel, Lynn, 6 Feb, of 
apoplexy. He commanded the Essex 
company of drafted militia, stationed on 
Winter Island, Salem, in 1812. 

Norton, Mrs. Anna, E. Hartford, Ct., 20 
Feb., ae. 98. 

Parkhurst,Ephraim, Esq., Ashland, 20 
Jan., ae. 85. 

Parsons, Mrs. Esther, Brimfield, O., 
29 Jan., a?. 81 yrs. 5 mos.; relict of Mr. 
Moses Parsons, of Northampton, Ms. 

Peabody, Rev. William, 27 February. 

Titcomb, Mrs. Sarah Ann, wife of Ed- 
ward E., and daughter of the late Rev., 
Wm. Montague, at Dedham, 24 Jan., 
se. 43. 

Thornton, Mr. John, of Salem, first offi- 
cer of steamship Telegraph/of N. O., 20 
Jan., at New Orleans. 

Varey, Mrs. Mary," Dover, N.H., 6 Feb., 
3d. 91 ; widow of Rev. Mr. Varney. 

Porter, Mr. Abel, Sauquoit, N. Y., 31 
Jan., a?. 93; an early settler in Oneida 
Co., served under Washington in the 

Pratt, Mr. Ephraim, Weymouth, 18 
Feb., as. 85. 

Preston, Mr. Nathan, Boseawen, N. II., 
4 Jan., ae. 84. 

Preston, Capt. Levi, Danvers, Jan., ae. 
93 ; the oldest man in the town. He was 
at the battle of Lexington and did other 
service in the Revolution. 
Pulsifer, Mr. Joseph, Bath, Me., 1 Jan., 
suddenly, ae. 80; a revolutionary pen- 
Richards, Mrs. Caroline, Boston, 5 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Jan., a;. 51 ; wife of Mr. Isaiah D. Rich- 
Riddel, Rev. William, Deerfield, 24 
Oct., 1849, as. 82. He was born in Col- 
rain, in Franklin County in this State, 
4 Feb., 17(58. His grandfather, with a 
brother younger than himself, removed 
to that town, in its early settlement, 
from Bedford, N. H. His grandparents, 
both on his father's and mother's side, 
came to this country from the North of 
Ireland, about 1740, being descendants 
of the Scotch Presbyterians, who had 
colonized that portion of Ireland about 
a century earlier. The lineage of the 
family is traced up to a high antiquity 
in the Scotch and English genealogies, 
and shown to have belonged to the 
Norman line, by descent from the Baron 
of Blaye, who came over with William 
the Conqueror, to Great Britain. 

Mr. Riddel was the eldest but one, of 
five children, of whom the first born, an 
only sister, died in infancy. He united 
with the chinch in 1789, and from that 
time dedicated himself to the work of 
the Gospel ministry. He entered soph- 
omore, at Dartmouth College, in 1790, 
and graduated in 1793. He was an in- 
defatigable and thorough scholar, and 
finished his collegiate course with honor 
in a class which has been inferior to few 
in the distinguished names it has given 
to literature, to the country, and to the 
church. Among his classmates were 
Hon. Samuel Bell, LL. D., Governor of 
New Hampshire, Rev. Zephaniah Swift 
Moore, D. D., President, first of Wil- 
liams, and afterwards of Amherst Col- 
lege ; Rev. Asa McFarland, D. D., of 
New Hampshire ; Hon. Richard E. 
Newcomb, of Greenfield; and Hon. 
Erastus Root, Lieutenant Governor of 
New York ; all of whom had deceased 
before himself. He studied divinity 
with Dr. Burton, and subsequently with 
Dr. Emmons. He was ordained and 
installed pastor of the church in Bristol, 
Me., Aug, 1796, in which charge he 
continued until the Autumn of 1804. 
He was subsequently twice settled in 

He was married 4 Sept., 1794, t Lucy, 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Hopkins, D. 
D., of Hadley, Mass. Of seven children 
who were born to him, only three lived 
to maturity: — Rev. Samuel Hopkins 
Riddel, of Boston, Mrs. Jane Hadley, 
residing in Perry Co., Ohio, and Mrs, 
Selina Cooley, late of Deerfield, de- 
ceased. His wife died 17 Dec, 1813. 

"While unsettled in the ministry, he 
resided chiefly in Hadley, Gill, Bernard- 
ston and South Deerfield ; and supplied 
various destitute and feeble churches 
with preaching, generally with little or 
no compensation. He cherished a deep 

interest in the great cause of Christian 
benevolence, and manifested a practical 
friendship towards it. He often gave 
liberal sums to various charitable ob- 
jects. He was firmly established in his 
views and sentiments, and devotedly 
attached to that system of faith in which 
the Puritan Pilgrim settlers of Plym- 
outh Colony lived and died. He often 
wrote for the religious periodical press, 
under the signature of' Clericus ' In a 
long life of diligent study and careful 
observation, he had acquired an exten- 
sive fund of information ; which a reten- 
tive memory enabled him to use even 
up to the age of fourscore years." 

Ricker, Mrs. Rebecca, Lyman, Me., as. 
94; widow of the late Mr. George 

Roebins, Dr. Edward H., at his resi- 
dence in Boston, 45 Summer St., 10 Jan. 

Rogers, Mr. John, Billerica, 24 Jan., as. 
93 yrs. 3 mos. and 10 days. 

Sargent, John, Esq., Postmaster, ae. 53, 
in Leicester, 13 Feb. 

Savage, Mr. Charles, Embden, Me., 21 
Jan , ae. 89; one of the first settlers of 
Anson, Me. 

Savage, Mrs. Elizabeth Otis, as. 57, 
wife of the Hon. James Savage, 30 Jan., 
at Boston. 

Smith, Bulah, Madison, O., 25 Jan., 
33. 99; relict of Dea. Edward S., a na- 
tive of Northampton, Ms. 

Smith, Capt. Zoath, Hamden, Me.. 21 
Dec, ae. 86. He belonged to Bucksport, 
and d. at the house of his daughter. In the 
time of the Revolution he was taken 
prisoner,and lay for a time in Mill Prison. 

Smith, Mr. Martin, Boston, 2 Jan., ae 
74 ; for 36 years sexton of the Stone 
Chapel, and a funeral undertaker for 
about the same period. 

Stevens, Mrs. Margaret, Portland, 11 
Feb., ae. 89 1-2 years ; widow of the late 
Mr. William Stevens. 

Stickney, Jeremiah, Esq., Concord, N. 
H.,4 Jan., as. 85. 

Silliman, Mrs. Harriet, N. Haven, Ct., 
18 Jan., wife of Prof. B. Silliman, sen., 

Symonds, Mr. Ashna, Manchester, Ct., 

20 Jan., ae. 93 ; a revolutionary pensioner. 
Swift, Mr. Rowland, DeRuyter, N. Y., 

21 Feb., as. 96 ; he was a soldier of the 
Revolution, in the battles of Bunker 
Hill and Monmouth, and a native of Con- 

Whitney, John, Esq., Quincy, 2 Jan. 
ae 64; brother of the late Rev. Peter 
Whitney of Q., youngest son of the late 
Peter Whitney of Northboro', and grand- 
son of the late Aaron Whitney, the first 
minister of Petersham. The Rev. Mr. 
W., of Northboro', (born 1744, d. 1816, 
as. 72.) was the author of the valuable 
" Hi tory of the County of Worcester," 
printed in 1793. 


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Samuel Gorton, " a citizen of London," was born at Gorton, in 
England, in the early part of the seventeenth century. He arrived at 
Boston in 1636, where he resided probably but for a short period ; and 
thence went to Plymouth. The reasons for his removal from the 
Massachusetts colony are variously given. Knowles, in his life of 
Roger Williams, says : " Here, his religious opinions and conduct occa- 
sioned, as we are told, much disturbance, and he removed to Plymouth, 
in 1637." It is not unlikely that he took part in the antinomian con- 
troversy, which was raging in the Massachusetts Colony at that time, 
and connected himself, as he naturally would, with what proved to be 
the weaker party. Cotton, in his reply to Williams, in the appendix to 
the Bloody Tenet, page 5, says: " Gorton at first arrived in our Bay, and 
continued a while in our Towne, till a reverened Minister in London, 
(Mr. Walker) sent over Directions to some friends, to demand an X100 
debt of him, which he having borrowed of a Citizen, the Citizen be- 
queathed it to some good use, whereof Mr. Walker was called to some 
Trust. But then Mr. Gorton departed out of this Jurisdiction to Plym- 
outh," &c. This statement has been copied both by Hubbard and 
Mather; but one writer, who erroneously attributes the passage to 
Mather, questions its truth, on the ground that an escape to Plymouth 
would not necessarily be an escape from his creditor. 

However cordial his reception at Plymouth may have been at first, — 
for Morton tells us, " he gave some hopes that he would have proved an 
useful instrument," — it is certain that he soon rendered himself obnox- 
ious to the good people of that colony. This same writer says that he, 
" by little and little, discovered himself to be a proud and pestilent 


202 Notice of Samuel Cforton. [July, 

seducer, and deeply leavened with blasphemous and familistical opinions," 
&c. Morton also tells us, that he fell into a controversy with Mr. Smith, 
their late minister at Plymouth, and was summoned to appear at the 
Court held there the " fourth of December, 1638, to answer the said Mr. 
Smith's complaint ; and there he carried so mutinously and seditiously, 
as that he was for the same, and for his turbulent carriages towards both 
magistrates and ministers in the presence of the Court, sentenced to 
find sureties for his good behaviour, during the time he should stay in 
the jurisdiction, which was limited to fourteen days, and also amerced 
to pay a considerable fine." 

In a document we publish concerning Gorton, on another page, it is 
said, that " The first complaynt that came against him for w c h hee was 
brought before athorety was by M r . Ralph Smith who being of Gortons 
aquaintance Receuid him & his famaly in to his house." Gorton 
afterwards " becomming trublesom, # # # Mr. Smyth desired him to prouid 
elcewhere for himself but Gorton Refused sayeing hee had as good 
intrist in the house as Mr. Smith had." He was then brought before 
the Court, who ordered him to " prouid other ways for him self by a 
time apointed." Some time after this, for an alleged contempt of 
Court, — in opposing the course taken with a woman of Gorton's 
acquaintance, who came to Plymouth, and was complained of for 
"vnworthy & ofenciue speeches," — "hee was comitted till hee 
could procure surties for his good behauior till y e next Court which 
was a ginorall Court." That time having arrived, Gorton was called 
before the Court, where he exhibited great insolence and contumacy ; so 
much so, that u diuers peopel being present desired leaue of y! Gou- 
ernor to speake complayning of his seditious carriag & requested the 
Court not to suffer these abucesses but to inflict condigen punishment 
& yet notwithstanding all wee did to him was but to take the 
forfiture of his foresayd bonds for his good behauior nay being but low 
& poor in his estate wee took not aboue 8 or 10 pound of it least it 
might lye to heauey upon his wife & Children." He was, however, 
ordered to " geet new surties for his behauiour, tell y e next ginorall 
Court or till shuch time as hee departed y e Gouerment." He procured 
his sureties, but immediately left for Rhode Island. 

Gorton's own account of these proceedings differs somewhat from the 
foregoing. In his letter to Morton, he says : " A difference betweene 
Mr. Ralph Smith and my selfe was not the ocation of Plimouths dealing 
with me, t # 1 1 If you had recorded truly you should haue made report 
of Plimouths dealing with me had bin their threatning of a widow one 
Ellin Aldridge whom they said they would send out of the Collony as a 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 203 

vacabond # # # when as nothing was laid to her charge, only it was 
whispered priuatly that she had smiled in your congregation, whervpon 
it may be the Church grew iealous that she did not well like your 
Doctrine and graue pollished Church order, And she hauing bin a 
woman of good report in England and newly come ouer, being carefull 
of her credit she fled into the woods to escape the shame which was 
threatened to be put upon her, there remaining seuerall dayes and nights, 
at the least part of the nights and absented her self againe before people 
stirred in the morning ; my speaking on her behalfe (she being then my 
wiues servant) was the ocation that Plimouths government tooke to deale 
with me." He says he was then called before a Court to be examined, 
* and one of them inlarging vpon a point agravating the matter more 
then it deserued, I said he spake hyperbollically wherevpon they asked 
your Elder then present, what was the meaning of that word, and he 
was pleased to expound it that I told the magistrate that he lyed." 
Morton, it will be perceived, makes no mention of the proceedings with 
Gorton, relative to his " wiues servant." The other narrative, from 
which Ave have extracted above, makes mention of this, but assigns the 
difficulty with Mr. Smith, as furnishing the occasion of the first 
complaint against him. Concerning this difficulty with Mr. Smith, 
Gorton says that he knows no occasion of offence that he gave him, 
" vnlesse it was because his [Smiths] ancient wife and others of his 
family frequented mine vsually morning and euening in the time of 
family exercises, and so did a religious maid liuing then with your 
teacher Mr. Reyner, mistriss Smith often expressing her self how glad 
she was that she could come into a family where her spirit was 
refreshed in the ordinances of god as in former dayes which she said 
was much decayed and allmost worne out of religion since she came to 
Plimouth ; In this offence taken by Mr. Smith he applied himselfe to 
the gouernment of Plimouth for help to breake his couenant made with 
my self, I hauing hired one part of his house for the terme of foure 
whole yeares." Gorton says, he was " perswaded to put the matter to 
arbitterment the men were apointed, my writings deliuered," &c. ; 
but they " were comanded out of their hands by the Gouernour," 
and " the Court proceeded to fine and banishment, together with 
sentence giuen that my family should depart out of my owne hired 
house, within the space of fourteene dayes vpon the penalty of another 
great summe of money (besides my fine paid) and their further wrath 
and displeasure, which time to depart fell to be in a mighty storme of snow, 
as I haue seene in the country, my wife being turned out of doore in the 
said storme with a young child sucking at her breast," &c. 

20-i Notice of Samuel Gorton, [July? 

It is somewhat difficult, from these narratives, to point out the exact 
line of truth. There can be but little doubt that Gorton's opinions 
were offensive to the people at Plymouth; and, whatever may have 
been the immediate occasion of their dealing with him, his heresies must 
have swelled the tide of feeling against him. It is not unlikely that he 
exercised the office of preacher at Plymouth to those who would listen 
to him ; and Cotton describes him as a " proditious minter of exhorbitant 
novelties, (the very dregs of Familisme)." On the other hand, it is 
equally clear that Gorton was turbulent and contumacious ; that he was 
a man of violent passions, and easily excited to contention. His 
peculiar views of society and government, also, whatever they may 
have been, were, without doubt, questionable in their character, and 
disorganizing in their tendency. 

The precise time that Gorton left Plymouth for Rhode Island, is not 
known. Callender says he came there in June, 1638. Staples, even 
more minute, says he was received an inhabitant there, on the 
20th of June, of that year. Unfortunately, he gives us no authority 
for this date ; but if he and Callender are correct, Morton must 
have erred, in stating that Gorton was brought before the Court 
at Plymouth, the 4th of December, 1638. Staples thinks that Morton 
has anticipated a whole year in this ; that it must have been in 
1637. The complaint, to which he was called to answer at that time, 
was made by Mr. Smith ; and Morton says he was ordered to leave the 
jurisdiction in fourteen days. " In some short time after he departed 
to Rhode Island." Gorton himself, associates his banishment with 
Smith's complaint, and says he was ordered to depart within the space 
of fourteen days ; and intimates that he complied with the order. Sup- 
posing this to have occurred in December, 1637, Gorton and his 
family must have gone to Aquetneck before the period of the settlement 
there, which is altogether improbable. The settlement at Portsmouth was 
made in March, 1638. In the narrative published on another page, the 
order of events relating to Gorton's different arraignments at Plymouth 
is differently stated. Smith's complaint is first in order and disposed 
of, and we should infer from the narrative, in view of all the subsequent 
proceedings against him, that he must have remained there a considerable 
time after. If Morton means to state that Gorton was banished in 
December, and is correct as to the month, and if he left about that time 
for Rhode Island, he is probably correct also in the year given, 1638. 
Gorton says that the " time to depart fell to be in a mighty storme of 
snow," which he might have experienced in December or in March. 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 205 

The positive statements of Callender and Staples, that Gorton was at 
Aquetneck in June, 1638, are entitled to consideration. 

Gorton was welcomed by the little band at Portsmouth, the most of 
whom were outcasts from Massachusetts. " There hee had entertain- 
ment beecaus hee made them beleeue that hee was persecuted for his 
Religon at Plymouth." Winslow intimates that difference in religion 
was not the ground of " the hard measure he received at Plymouth." 
However this may have been, it is quite certain that Gorton gave no 
better satisfaction to the people at Portsmouth than he did at Plymouth. 
A detailed account of his conduct there, and of the dealings of the 
government with him, as given on the authority of an eyewitness, will 
be found on another page. These narratives, written in controversy, 
and with a view of making out a case, should, on either side, be received 
with some allowance. Whether Gorton merited the severe treatment 
he there received, may be a question. What the grounds of their pro- 
ceedings against him were, aside from those stated in the narrative 
alluded to, is not so clear. From the letter of Roger Williams to John 
Winthrop, on another page, it cannot be doubted, that the peculiarity 
of his religious opinions, united to the spirit and manner in which they 
were presented, rendered him obnoxious. He was opposed to the clergy 
as an established class, and probably spared no pains to vent his spleen, 
and to throw contempt and ridicule upon them. In proof of this, 
we quote from the letter of Mr. Williams, above alluded to : 
" Mr. Gorton, hauing foully abused both high & low at aquedneck 
is now bewiching & madding poor prouidence both with his vnclean 
& foule sensurs of all y e ministers of this Countrey for w c h my self 
haue in Christs name withstood him ; & allso denying all vizible & 
extarnall ordinances, ## ## all most all suck in his poyson as at first thay 
did at aquednick." Gorton's contemptuous spirit, his vehement and 
abusive manner gave more offence, possibly, than his heresies. 
It seems he was successful in making some converts to his opinions. 
Gorton has been accused of being opposed to civil magistracy. Whether 
he was or not, he had but little respect for those in authority. He says, 
however, that he carried himself, " obeidiently to the Gouernment of 
Plimouth, so farre as it became me at the least, # m # m ffor I vnderstood 
that they had Comission wherin authoritie was deriued, which authoritie 
I reuerenced ; but Rhode Island at that time had none, therfore no 
authoritie legally deriued to deale with me Neither had they the 
choice of the people, but set vp themselues, I know not any more that 
was present in their Creation but a Clergie man who blessed them in 
their inauguration, and I thought my selfe as fitt and able to gouerne 

206 Notice of Samuel Gorton. [J u ty> 

ray selfe and family, 1 1 # as any that were then vpon Rhode Island. " 
Entertaining such notions of the government at Rhode Island, he 
probably did not hesitate to express them. 

Gorton must have behaved unseemly at Portsmouth, and must have 
outraged the feelings of that little community to no inconsiderable extent, 
to have warranted them in resorting to the extremities of the whipping- 
post. A reference to his " presentment" by the Grand Jury at that 
place, may shed some light upon this point. 

From Aquetneck, Gorton went to Providence. Staples says, " at 
what time, cannot be ascertained, though it was before November 17, 
1641." Callender says, "he tarried in Rhode Island till 1639-40." 
We know from Williams's letter to Winthrop, quoted above, dated 8th 
March, 1641, N. S., that at that time he had been in Providence long 
enough to involve himself deeply in controversy, and to bring the 
majority of the inhabitants over to his views. At the time of his 
punishment at Portsmouth, soon after which he left the Island, it is 
said that " the weather was very cold." Roger Williams gave 
Gorton a kind reception at Providence, though he had no sympathy 
with his peculiar views. That colony, at that time, had no charter of 
government, and " the inhabitants were associated together by a few 
brief articles of voluntary agreement." It is said that Gorton was 
never enrolled as an inhabitant of that town. Mr. Williams says : 
" Sume few k my self doe withstand his inhabitation and towne priue- 
lidges without Confession k reformation of his vnsiuell k inhuman 
practises at portsmouth." Gorton, however, " in January, 1641-2, 
purchased land at Pawtuxet, in the south part of the territory, then 
included under the name of Providence, and within the limits of the 
present town of Cranston." Here " he was soon joined by a number 
of persons, who were expelled from Aquetneck on account of their 
attachment to his principles," or to himself personally. 

Before Gorton's arrival at Providence, a dispute had sprung up 
among the inhabitants respecting the boundaries of their lands. Gorton 
took part in this quarrel, which, though restrained for a time by 
Williams, soon became serious ; and it is said that " some few drops of 
blood on either side " were shed. The party to which Gorton was 
attached prevailed, and the " weaker party " applied to the Massachu- 
setts government for aid and counsel. Their petition, which is in the 
handwriting of Benedict Arnold, is dated the 17th November, 1641, 
and is signed by Arnold and twelve others. It will be found on another 
page. This petition was not signed by Roger Williams. We have 
seen that he had previously written a letter to Winthrop, in which he 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 207 

set forth his grievances, and expressed his fears as to the result of 
Gorton's demeanor at Providence. 

The Massachusetts government did not grant the prayer of the 
petitioners. Winthrop says, " We answered them, that we could not 
levy any war, &c, without a general court. For counsel we told them, 
that except they did submit themselves to some jurisdiction, either 
Plymouth or our's, we had no calling or warrant to interpose in their 
contentions, but if they were once subject to any, then they had a calling 
to protect them." The disturbances continuing, four of the aggrieved 
party at Pawtuxet, (William Arnold, Robert Cole, William Carpenter, 
and Benedict Arnold,) in September, 1642, " appeared before the 
General Court, at Boston, and yielded themselves and their lands, to be 
governed and protected by Massachusetts. They were accepted," and 
the latter government immediately extended her jurisdiction over the 
whole colony of Providence ; and, on the 28th of October, 1642, gave them 
notice to the effect that William Arnold and others had submitted to 
their jurisdiction, and if they had any complaints to make, or any cause 
to try, the courts of Massachusetts were open to them. 

The justice of the course pursued by the Massachusetts government 
in this affair has been questioned. Providence was beyond her char- 
tered limits, and the right to extend her laws or authority over another 
colony, merely at the request of a minority of the people of that colony, 
may well be doubted. Indeed, her jurisdiction was clearly confined 
within her chartered limits. This act aroused the indignation of Gorton 
and his associates, and they sent a letter to the " men of Massachusetts," 
of great length, couched in no gentle language, and filled with discussions 
of theology, and other matters difficult to be understood. On the 
reception of this letter, the chief men, magistrates, and ministers, 
according to Gorton, took counsel together ; " and they perusing of our 
writings, framed out of them twenty six particulars, or thereabouts, 
which they said were blasphemous." 

After this letter had been despatched to the Bay, Gorton and his 
friends thought it the part of prudence to retire from Pawtuxet. They 
accordingly took up their residence at Shawomet, now Old Warwick, 
and purchased of Miantonomo, in January, 1642-3, a tract of land, 
which " now comprises the town of Coventry, and nearly the whole of 
the town of Warwick." Here Gorton expected to remain unmolested ; 
but he was mistaken. Pomham, Sachem of Shawomet, laid claim to 
the lands which he and his companions had purchased at that place. 
Although Pomham had signed the deed of sale, yet he said he did it 
through fear of Miantonomo, and never received any of the price of the 

20S Notice of Samuel Gforton. [J u ty> 

land ; he also denied the right of Miantonomo to control him, claiming 
to be independent himself. It is difficult to determine the truth of these 
matters, at this day ; but it is affirmed, with much confidence, that this 
chief, and Sacononoco, Sachem of Pawtuxet,who made similar complaints, 
were subject to Miantonomo ; that Miantonomo had the right to direct the 
sale of the land, and that the purchase of Gorton and his companions 
was valid. However this may be, Pomham and Sacononoco came to 
Boston in June, 1643, subjected themselves to the Massachusetts govern- 
ment, and claimed their protection. They were accepted, and, on the 12th 
day of September, a warrant was issued " against the inhabitants of 
Shawomet, summoning them to appear at the General Court, then con- 
vened at Boston, to answer the complaints of Pomham and Sacononoco. ,, 
Gorton and company declined the summons, declaring that they were be- 
yond the jurisdiction of Massachusetts ; in answer to which they were 
informed that a commission would be sent to Shawomet, to investigate the 
whole matter in dispute. That such commission would be attended with a 
" sufficient guard " to protect it from " violence or injury." Notice of 
their approach being given, the people of Shawomet despatched a letter 
to the commissioners, giving them to understand that, if they came as 
friends to settle difficulties, they were welcome ; but if they came in any 
" hostile way," they came at their peril. The reply of the commis- 
sioners to this letter was any thing but conciliatory, and was well 
calculated to excite alarm. They soon approached the feeble settlement, 
with every demonstration of hostility, while Gorton made preparation 
for defence. After an unsuccessful attempt at negotiation, the affair 
terminated in Gorton and his party, to the number of eleven, being 
taken prisoners and carried to Boston. Gorton says they capitulated, 
and consented to accompany the commissioners, provided they might go 
as " free men and neighbors." But they were treated as prisoners, 
and, on their arrival at Boston, were thrown into the common jail, 
without either " bail or mainprize." 

At the next session of the General Court, the prisoners were brought 
up, and the following charge exhibited against them. " Upon much 
examination, and serious consideration of your writings, with your 
answers about them, we do charge you to be a blasphemous enemy of 
the true religion of our Lord Jesus Christ and his holy ordinances, and 
also of civil authority among the people of God, and particularly in this 
jurisdiction." Previous to this, Gorton and his companions had passed 
through a severe ordeal of examination, by the court and the elders, 
relative to their theological opinions. The main charge brought against 
them seems to have been heresy, as will be seen by the minute account of 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 209 

their examination in Winthrop's Journal and in Gorton's narrative. 
All but three of the magistrates thought that Gorton ought to be put 
to death ; but the greater part of the deputies dissented. The sen- 
tence which he finally received was cruel. He was ' ordered to be 
confined to Charlestown, there to be kept at work, and to wear such 
bolts or irons as might hinder his escape ; and if he broke his confine- 
ment, or by speech or writing published or maintained any of the 
blasphemous or abominable heresies wherewith he had been charged 
by the general court, or should reproach or reprove the churches of 
our Lord Jesus Christ in these United colonies, or the civil govenment, 
&c, that upon conviction thereof, upon a trial by jury, he should suffer 
death.' Six of the other prisoners were sentenced to be confined on 
the same conditions, and were sent to different towns in the Colony. 
Gorton's sentence was dated " the 3d of the 9th month, 1643." 

Gorton and his companions were released from confinement in 
January, 1644. They received their liberty on the following terms : 
" that if they, or any of them, shall after fourteen days after such 
enlargement come within any part of our jurisdiction, either in Massa- 
chusetts, or in or near Providence, or any of the lands of Pomham or 
Sachonocho, or elsewhere within our jurisdiction, then such person or 
persons shall be apprehended, * * * * and shall suffer death by course of 
law." These unhappy schismatics and outcasts then wended their way 
towards their home at Shawomet. They were soon informed, in a reply 
to a letter which they addressed to Governor Winthrop, that Shawomet 
was included in their order of banishment ; and, as was their intention 
when they left Massachusetts, they continued their journey to Rhode 
Island. There they hired houses and grounds to plant upon for the 
preservation of their families. It would seem from Gorton's account, 
that their residence here was not agreeable to Massachusetts, and that 
proposals were made to the authorities of the Island, to have him and 
his companions delivered up into their hands again ; but that " the 
people of the Island did altogether dislike and detest any such course 
to be held with us." Gorton's narrative of all these proceedings is 
very minute, and, if mainly to be relied upon, reflects no credit on the 
Massachusetts authorities. Their whole conduct towards Gorton and 
his companions, from about the period of their removal to Shawomet, 
until their summary banishment from the Massachusetts colony, was 

It may not be out of place here to state that Plymouth Colony laid 
claim to the territory which embraced Shawomet, as being within 
the bounds of her patent ; and that the " Commissioners for the United 


210 Notice of Samuel Gorton. [July, 

Colonies," on complaint of the Massachusetts Government against Gor- 
ton and his companions then living at Shawomet, passed an Act, on 
the 7th of September, 1643, authorizing that Government to " proceed 
against them according to what they shall find just." 

In the year 1644, Gorton, with his friends, Houlden and Greene, 
went to England. " They carried with them the Act of submission of 
the Narragansett Indians to the English Government. On their arrival 
in England, they presented to the Commissioners of Foreign Plantations, 
appointed by Parliament, a memorial against the Colony of Massachusetts, 
for the violent and injurious expulsion of themselves and companions 
from Shawomet." A copy of this memorial " was enclosed in the order 
passed by the Commissioners on the 15th of May, 1646, and sent to 
Massachusetts. On the receipt of it, the Colony of Massachusetts 
appointed Mr. Edward Winslow, one of the leading men in Plymouth 
Colony, their agent, to proceed to England." In 1646, Gorton pub- 
lished his " Simplicities Defence," containing a more full relation of his 
grievances. These relate mainly to his treatment by the Massachusetts 
Government. Winslow replied in a book called " Hypocrisie Vnmask- 
ed," &c. This book is of exceeding rarity. The only copy to which 
access was known, a few years since, was in the British Museum. 
Two or three copies of the work are now owned here, and, as it contains 
much valuable matter, relating to the Gorton controversy, it should be 
reprinted. It advocates the Massachusetts side of the question. 

This appeal to the commissioners resulted in instructions to the 
Massachusetts Government, not to molest those who claimed lands at 
Shawomet, and to defer the settlement of territorial claims until a more 
convenient season. Gorton returned to this country in 1648, after an 
absence of about four years. He landed at Boston, and would have 
been arrested, but for a letter from the Earl of Warwick which he 
produced, granting him protection. He joined his companions at 
Shawomet, which was then called Warwick, in honor of the noble Earl 
of that name. This territory " was considered within the Providence 
Plantations, and was governed by the charter of 1644, though not 
named in it." Massachusetts did not relinquish her claim of jurisdiction 
till after 1651. In 1678, the year after Gorton's death, she repealed 
the act of banishment against him and his associates. After his return 
from England, Gorton continued to reside at Warwick, until his death. 

Mackie says, " Gorton is known to have had three sons, Samuel, 
John, and Benjamin ; and six daughters ; Maher, who married Daniel 
Coles ; Mary, who married Peter Greene, and afterwards John 
Sanford ; Sarah, who married William Mace ; Anna, who married John 
Warner ; Elizabeth, who married John Crandall ; and Susannah, who 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 211 

married Benj. Barton. His son, Samuel Gorton, lived to be ninety 
four years old ; and most of the children survived to a great age." 

It is somewhat difficult to form a true estimate of the character of 
Gorton. The accounts of him which have been handed down by his 
opponents, should be received with some grains of allowance. He seems 
to have been a strong lover of liberty in its largest sense, and to have 
had but little respect for authority, either civil or ecclesiastical. He 
had a strong religious sentiment, accompanied with peculiar religious 
notions. He was an enthusiast, was independent and fearless in 
expressing his opinions, and in defending what he conceived to be his 
rights. Though there is no reason to doubt that he was " conscientious," 
it is equally certain that he was eminently " contentious," and easily 
exasperated. Indeed, he was a sort of firebrand in the midst of the 
little communities into which he was here thrown. Of his opinions, 
it is difficult to form a definite idea from his writings. They were 
evidently of the transcendental order. That he was a man of some talent 
and learning, his writings abundantly testify. In his letter to Morton, 
published entire in the fourth volume of Mr. Force's Historical Tracts, 
there are some passages which breathe an excellent spirit, and which 
exhibit much true eloquence. At the same time, whenever he engages 
in any religious discussion, he employs a dialect utterly incoherent to 
the uninitiated. 

Staples says that Gorton seems to have commanded the respect and 
confidence of his fellow-townsmen. That, on his return from England, 
he was chosen one of the town magistrates, and was almost constantly 
employed in public business, during the remainder of his life. As he 
advanced in years, it is quite likely that his passions became more mild, 
and that the temper of his mind, through the sufferings he had experi- 
enced, was brought more in harmony with the spirit of the religion 
which he professed. 

This brief and very imperfect outline of the history of one whose 
name will ever be connected with our early Annals, is here given as an 
introduction merely to the document which follows.* 

* In preparing this brief sketch, I have consulted Gorton's " Simplicities Defence ; " 
his Letter to Morton, published entire in Force's Tracts, Vol. IV. ; "Winslow's " Hypocracie 
Vnmasked ;" Cotton's Reply to Williams, in the Appendix to " Bloody Tenent;" Morton's 
Memorial; Calender's Historical Discourse; Hutchinson's Massachusetts; Savage's 
Edition of Winthrop; Knowles's Life of Roger Williams ; Potter's His. of Narragansett, 
and Mackie's Life of Gorton, in Sparks's Am. Biog. I have extracted freely from Gorton, 
and other early writers, preferring, where it is possible, that they should speak to us in 
their own language. A few passages, from some of the modern works above men- 
tioned, have been taken, and in some instances no reference made, but the usual marks 
of quotation given. I have consulted Mr. Mackie's Memoir, with much pleasure, and 
acknowledge my indebtedness to it. I was, however, a little impressed, on its perusal, with 
the feeling, that his sympathies with his hero led him to adopt too implicitly some state- 
ments of Gorton, to the exclusion of other testimony, which is entitled to a hearing. 
Mr. Mackie, probably, had no opportunity to consult WinsloVs reply to Gorton. 

212 Notice of Samuel Gorton. [July? 

An answer to y e many slanders & falsehoods contained in a 
book called simplicities defence against seuen headed police: 
where in samuell gorton is proued a dissturber of siuell 
societies and a turbulant disturber of y" pece of all goure- 
ments & places where hee & his company called gortinions 
euer came.* 

And becaus hee often mentioneth y e hard measuer liee Receiued at Ply- 
mouth, still carrying it on as if differance in Religion had beene y e ground of 
it, therefore I thought good here to giue the Reader to vnderstand what was 
y e Ground of his truble there, that so all men may know what Religion this 
man is of: for y e tree is best known by its fruite. 

The first complaynt that came against him for w c h hee was brought before 
athorety, was by Mr Ralph Smith, who being of Gortons aquaintance Re- 
ceuid him & his famely in to his house w l much humilety & christian 
Respeck, promising him as free use of it as him self: but gorton becomming 
trublesom, after meanes vsed to Remoue y e ofences taken by Mr Smith, but 
to no purpose, Grouing still more insolent, Mr Smyth deisred him to 
prouid elcewhere for himself: but Gorton Refused sayeing hee had as good 
intrist in the house as Mr Smith had : and when hee was brought before 
authorety stoutly maintained it to our amasment, but was to depart by ordere, 

* A short time since, there was placed in my hands an ancient-looking manuscript, of 
twenty-six pages, which, on perusal, I found to contain a hrief narrative of Samuel Gorton, 
during his residence at Plymouth, Portsmouth, and at Providence. I had never seen the 
relation there given before, and could form no idea, at first, as to its author. It contains 
a copy of a letter from Roger Williams to John Winthrop, and also one by William 
Arnold ; neither of which had I ever seen before. In a document copied from the Mass. 
Records, and published in the Rhode Island Historical Collections, Vol. II., page 233, there is 
an allusion to this letter of Roger Williams. The paper relates to the Gorton controversy, and 
the letter is spoken of as being printed in a certain book, written in reply to Gorton's charges 
against the Massachusetts Government. It occurred to me that this might refer to Edward 
Winslow's "Hypocrisie Vnmasked," prepared and published in London, in 1646, in reply to 
Gorton's "Simplicities Defence," which appeared in London the same year ; and that the man- 
uscript alluded to might be a portion of that book. I have had the pleasure, by the kindness of 
a fortunate owner, of examining a copy of this exceedingly rare work, and find that the M S. 
is in substance a part of Winslow's book. Indeed, so far as it goes, it is almost word for 
word. That it is not a copy, I infer from the occasional variation in words and sen- 
tences, and also in the orthography, which in a literal copy would not appear. Besides, the 
MS. contains passages not to be found in the book, which would seem to favor the idea 
that the former was a portion of the original draft of the latter, though it is not in the 
handwriting of Winslow ; and, from its appearance, I should not carry it back quite to 
that period. In copying the MS., I have taken some liberty with the punctuation. 

Winslow's book is divided into three parts. From the commencement to page sixty- 
two inclusive, it consists mainly of documents that were probably furnished him by the 
Massachusetts government, to answer the charge of Gorton before the Commissioners. 
In this first part, with a good many other documents, are found the letters of Williams 
and Arnold, and also the "presentment" of Gorton by the Grand Jury. These were 
probably not designed for publication at first. The second division of the book, consists 
of the narrative concerning Gorton, and was probably written in England, after noticing 
the appearance of Gorton's book. It commences as follows, differing a little, it will be 
noticed, from the commencement of the MS. here published. 

"A particvlar Answer to the Manifold Slanders and abominable Falsehoods contained 
in a Book, called Simplicities defence against seven-headed policy : Wherein Samuel Gorton 
is proved a disturber of Civill Societies, desperately dangerous to his Country-men the 
English in Nev>Engl. and notoriously slanderous in what he hath Printed of them." 

" When first I entertained the desires of the Countrey to come over to answer the com- 
plaints of Samuel Gorton, * * * * I little thought then to have appeared in print: but 
comming into Emjlavi, and finding a Booke written by Mr. Gorton called Simplicities 
defence ayainst seven-hended Policy : * * * I then conceived my self bound in duty to 
take off the many gross and publike scandalls held forth therein," &c. 

The third division of the work has no reference to the Gorton controversy. This part 
has been republished by Dr. Young, in his " Chronicles of the Pilgrims." 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 213 

& to prouid other ways for him self by a time apointed. and not long after 
there cam a woman of his aquaintance to plymoth, divers came to the 
Gourner with complaints against her, being a stranger, for vnworthy & 
ofenciue speeches and carregis vsed by her : where upon y e Gourner sent 
to her to know her businesse & comanded her departure & ordered y e 
seaman that brought her to Return her to y e place from whence shee came, 
at his next passage thither : but Gorton sayd shee should not goe for hee 
had ocasion to employ her : where upon y e Gourner sent for him, it being 
in y e time of a court, & becaus hee had hidde her, stood in Justification of 
his practise, & Refused to obaye y e comand of the court, who seconded y e 
Gourners order, hee was comitted till hee could procure surties for his good 
behauior till y e next Court, which was a Ginorall Court, & there to answer 
this contempt. y e time being come &c y e Court set, gorton was called : but 
y e Gouerner being wearied with speech to other cases, Requested one of his 
asistants y* was present at his Comitent, and priuey to y e whoal caus, to 
declare y e same, this assistant no sooner beegane to show y e Countrey y e 
caus of his bonds in y e great affront hee had given y e gouerment, but 
Gorton stretching out his hand towards his face, sayd with a loud voyce, 
if Sathan will accuse y e brethren let him come downe from Jehoshuahs 
Right hand & stand here : and y* done in a seditious manner turned him 
self to y e peopele and sayd with his armes spread abroad, ye see good 
peopele how ye are abused, stand for your liberty, & lett them not bee 
partys & Judges, with many other oprobrious speches of that kind, here- 
upon diuers peopel* being present, desired leaue of y e Gouernor to speake, 
complayning of his seditious carriag, & requested the Court not to suffer 
these abucesses, but to inflict condigen punishment : & yet notwithstanding, all 
wee did to him was but to take the forfiture of his foresayd bonds for his 
good behauior: nay being but low & poor in his estate wee took not 
a boue 8 or 10 pound of it, least it might lye to heauey, upon his wife & 
children : but he must either geet new surties for his behauiour tell y e next 
ginorall Court or till shuch time as hee departed y e Gouernment, or lye in 
prison till he could, now hee knowing his outragious passions w c h hee could 
not restrain, hee procured surties : but emedatley left plymouth & went to 
Rhod Island, where vpon complaynt of ouer persicecution, hee found present 
Reliefe there : yet soon afterward hee abused them in a greater measuer & 
had heauior yet too lite a punishment inflicted on him : & all for breach of 
the Sivell peace & notorious contempt of athorety, with out y e least mention 
of aney points of religon on the Gournments part but as before. 

Whereast hee complayns of beig denied cohabitation & of whippig- con- 
finement Imprisonment fines & banishment, I confesse all these things befell 
him & most Justly to ; for hee was bound to y e good behauiour at plymouth & 
brooke his bonds in y e face of the Court. § From plymouth hee went to Rhod 
Hand & there hee had entertainment beecaus hee made them beleeue that 
hee was persecuted for his Religon at plymouth : but hee quickley shewed 
them what Religon hee had beene of at plymoth, and was more turbelant 
and insolent there then hee had beene at Plymouth : in so much that hee was 

* Winslow says: " divers elders of Churches." 

t The passage in Winslow is, " But whereas hee tels us in the same pay of denying 
cohabitation, and of whippings, confinement, imprisonment, chains, fines, banishment. I 
confesse all these things befell him. and most justly : for hee was bound to the good behaviour 
at Plimouth, and brooke his bonds in the face of the court, whipt & banished at Roade 
Island for mutinie and sedition in the open Court there: also at Providence as factious 
there though his party grew greater than Mr. Williams his better party, as appeares by his 
and their sad letters to the Government of the Masssachusett for helpe and advice," &c. 

214 Notice of Samuel Gorton. [July, 

apperahended for his insolent & turbelent laciuious beehauior. Mr Codington 
being then Gournour & Mr Eston deputey Gourner, Gorton was brougt 
before y e Court, and there hee abused y e gourner§ * & told him that hee 
knew not where his ears stood, & charged him to bee a man vnfitt to make a 
warrant: [7] the sayd gorton charged y e Court for wresting witnesses in 
this expression : I professe you wrest witnesses : [8] y e s d gorton called a 
free man in open Court saucey boy & jack an apes : and sayd y e woman 
that was vpon heer oath would not speake against her mother although 
shee were darned wher shee stood : [9] y e sayd gorton afirmed that Mr 
Easton behaued himself not like a Judg : & that himself was charged either 
bacely or falsly : [10] y e sd gorton sayd to y e bench ye in trud oaths and 
goe about to catch mee : [11] y e sayd gorton being reprouedfor his miscarriage 
held up his hand & with extremety of speach shook his hand at them in so 
much that y e freemen present sayd hee threatens y e Court: [12] y e sayd 
gorton charged y e Court with acting y e second part of plimouth magistrats, 
who as hee said condemned him in y e chimney cofer [corner] eare thay 
heard him speak : [13] y e said gorton in open Court did professe to mayn- 
tain y e quarell of another being his maid servant: [14] y e sd gorton being 
comanded to prison emperiousely resisted y e athoraty & made open procela- 
mation sayeing take away Codington & carrey him to prison : the gouerner 
s d all you y* owe y e king take away gorton & carrer him to prison : 
gorton Replyed all you that doe owne y e king take away Coddington and 
carry him to y e prison.f William diar secretary. §And so thay whiped him 
and banished him and so gorton left Rhod Hand with Two other men 
wickes & houlden, who were full as bad as him self or worce, and so went 
to Proidence. and there gorton & weekes & houlden increased there 
turbelent and insolent company : in so much that y e towne of Prouidence 
were forced to send a petition to y e massachsets for ayde a gainst them 
which is as folloueth§ }. 

prouidence this 17 of Nouember, anno : 1641 — to y e honered gournour 
of massachussets to gether with y e worshipfull assistants & our loueing neigh- 
bours there : wee y e inhabitance of the towne above sayd, haueing faire 
occassions counted it meet & necessary to giue you true intillegence of y e 

* The passage between § § not in Winslow. 

t These are a part of the charges brought against Gorton by the Grand Jury at Ports- 
mouth, R. I. I give the remainder from Winslow. An explanation of this " presentment," 
will he found on page 219 from the same book. 

" The Sum of the Presentment of Samuel Gorton at Portsmouth in Rhoade Island, by the 
Grand Jury. 

" First, that Samuel Gorton certaine dayes before his appearance at this Court, sayd, the 
Government was such as was not to bee subjected unto, forasmuch as it had not a true 
derivation, because it was altered from what it first was. 

•' 2. That Samuel Gorton contumeliously reproached the Magistrates calling them Just 

" 3. That the said Gorton reproachfully called the Judges, or some of the Justices on the 
Bench (corrupt Judges) in open Court. , 

"4. That the said Gorton questioned the Court for making him to waite on them two 
dayes formerly, and that now hee would know whether hee should bee tryed in an hostile 
way, or by Law, or in Sobriety. 

" 5. The said Gorton allcdged in open Court, that hee looked at the Magistrates as Law- 
yers, and called Mr Easton, Lawyer Easton. 

"6. The said Gorton charged the Deputy Governour to bee an Abetter of a Riot, Assault, 
or Battery, and professed that he would not touch him, no not with a pair of tongues : 
[tongs] Moreover he said, I know not whether thou hast any eares or no : as also, I think 
thou knowest not where thy ears stand, and charged him to be a man unfit to make a 

J The passage between § § not in Winslow- 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 215 

insolent and riotous carriages of Samuell gorton & his company, which 
came from aquednick, w c h continue still as soiourners amongest vs, together 
with John greene & fracis weston, two w c h haue this long time stood in 
opposition against vs & against y e fairest and most just and honest ways of 
procedings in order & Gournment, that wee could Rightly and truly use for 
y e peaceable preseruation & quiet subsitance of our selues and famelys, or 
any that should haue faire occasion to goe out or come in amongst us. all so 
six or seuen of our Townsmen w c h were in peaceable Couenants with us, 
w c h now by there declamations doe cut them selves off from us & Jointly 
under their hands haue openly proclaimed to take party with y e afore named 
companeys : & so intend for offte we know or can gather to haue no 
manner of hones [t] order or gouernment either ouer them or amongst them, 
as their writings words and actions doe most plainly shew : it would bee 
tedious to Relate y e numberlesse number of their vpbraiding taunts assaults 
& threats & violent kinde of carriage dayly practised against all that either 
with care or counsell seek to preuent or withstand their lewd lycentious 
courses : yet in briefe to comit some few of them to your moderate iudgments, 
lest wee our selves should bee deemed some way blinded in y e occurrences 
of things, here is a true copy of their writing inclosed, w c h francis weston 
gave us y e 13 th of this present month: thay haueing also set up a copey of 
y e same on a tree in y e street, insteed of satisfaction for 15 pounds, which by 
way of arbetration of 8 men orderly chosen, & all causes and reasons that 
could bee found dayley & truly examined & considred iointly together, 
when hee y e said francis weston was found liable to paye or make satisfac- 
tion in cattell or commodites. but one y e 15 of this present month, when wee 
went orderly openly & in a warrantable way to attach some of y e said 
francis westons cattell, to driue them to y e pound, to make him if it were 
possible to make satisfaction, w c h Samuell gorton & his company getting 
notice of, came and quarled with us in y e street, & made a tumultuous 
hubbub ; & all though for our parts wee had before hand most principally 
armed our selues with patince peaceably to suffer as much iniury as could 
possabely bee born to preuent all sheding of blood, yet some few drops of 
blood were spilt on boath sids : & after y e tumult was partely appeased, 
& that wee went on orderly into y e corne feild to driue the said cattell, y e 
said frances weston came furiously Running with a flayall in his hand 
& cryed out help Sirs help Sirs, thay are goeing to steale my cattell : & 
so continued crying till Randall houldon, John Greene, & some others came 
runing & made a great out cry & hollowing and crying theeues theeues, 
stealing cattell stealing cattell : & so y e whole nomber of there desprat 
company came riotously runing & so with much striuing in driuing hurried 
away y e cattell: & then presumptuously answred thay had made a rescue, 
& that such should bee their practise if any men at any time in any case 
attach any thing that is theirs. & fully to relat y e least part of their shuch 
like words & actions, y e time & paper would scarce bee profitably spent, 
neither need wee to aduis your descretions what is likely to bee y e sad euents 
of these disorders, if there bloody currants bee not either stopped or turned 
some other way : for it is plaine to us that if men should continue to resist 
all manner of order & orderly answering one of another in different cases, 
thay will suddenly practise not onely curlingly to detain things one from 
another, but openly in publike iustlyor uniustely according to their owne wills, 
disorderly take what thay can come by, first pleadeing necessitey or to 
maintaine wife & famely; but afterwards boldely to maintaine licentious 
lust like sauage brute beasts thay will put no manner of differance betweene 
houses lands goods wiues Hues blood, nor any thing will bee precious in their 

216 Notice of Samuel G-orton. [Juty> 

eyes. If it may therefore please you of gentle curtesie & for y e preservation 
of humanity & mankind, to consider our condition and lend us a neighbour 
like helping hand, & send us such assistance (our necessity vrging us to bee 
trublesom vnto you) to help vs to bring them to satisfaction & ease vs of 
our burden of them at your discretions : wee shall euer more owne it as a 
deed of great Charity, & take it verey thankfully, & diligently labour in y e 
best measure wee can & constantly practise to Requite your louing kinde- 
nesse if you should haue occasion to command us or any of us in any law full 
desine : & if it shall please you to send us any speedey answer wee shall 
take it uerey kindly & bee readey & will[ing] to satisfie the messengers 
and euer remayne 

your louing neighbours and 
respectiue frinds 
Joshuah Winger William Wickendon 

benedict Arnold William Remolds 

William man * Thomas harris 

William haukigs f Thomas hopkens 

Robart West j ( hugh bluit § 

William field * "William Carpenter 

William harris 

Mr Roger Williams his letter vnto Mr Winthrop concerning Samuell 
Gorton: prouidence j*. 8™ 1640. || 

Mr Gorton hauing foully abused both high & low at aquednick, is now 
bewiching & madding poor prouidence both with his vnclean & foule 
sensurs of all y e ministers of this Countrey, for w c h my self haue in Christs 
name withstood him : and allso denying all vizable & extarnall ordinances, 
in depth of familisme, against w c h I haue a littell disputed & writen & shall 
y e most high assisting mee to death : as paul said of asia, & I of 
prouidence. (allmost) all suck in his poyson as at first thay did at aquednick : 
sume few & my self doe withstand his inhabitation and towne priuelidges 
without confession & reformation of his vnsiuell & inhuman practises at 
Portsmouth : yet y e tyde is to strong a gainst vs & I fear if y e framer of 
hearts help not it will force mee to littell patince*|[, a littell iland next to your 
prudence. Jehoua himself bee pleased to bee a saintuarey to all whose 
hearts are perfect with him ; in him I desiar vnfainedly to bee 
Your worships true & afectionate 

Roger Williams. 

Prouidence y e 25 of y e 3 month, 1641. 

To y e rest of y e flue men appointed to manedg y e affaires of our Towne** 
— I doe not onely approue of what my neighbours before mee haue written 
& derected their reasons to a serious consideration with vs concerning 
Samuell Gorton & his companey ; but this much I say y* it is allso euident & 
may easely bee proued, y* y e sayd gorton nor his company are not fitt 
persons to bee receuid in & made members of such a body in so weake a 

* u William Mean." — Winslow. 

t 41 William W. Hunkinges."— Mass. Hist. Coll., Vol. I, Third Series, page 4. "William 
Hawkings." — Winslow. j 

| " Robert R. West."— Mass. Hist. Coll. 

§"Hugh Bewitt,"— Ibid. "Hugh Bewitt."— Winslow. 

|| Winslow has the date of this letter thus : " Providence 8. 1st 1640." If the 8th of the 
first month is intended, it would be the 8th of March, 1641, N. S. 

Tf u Patience," and " Prudence," are the names of two islands in Narragansett Bay. 

** " Of our Towne aforesaid, These are further to give you to understand ; viz. That I doe," 
&c. — Winslow. 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 217 

state as our towne is in at present, my reasons are, first, Samuell gorton 
hauing shewed him self an insolent railing & turbulent person not onely in 
& against those states of gouernment from whence hee came, as is to bee 
proued, but all so here in this towne since hee haue soiourned in this towne,* 
in such an inhuman behauiour as becoms not a man y' should bee thought 
to bee fit by any reasonable men to bee receiued in to shuch a poor weak state 
as wee are in at present. 

Secondly: another of his company, one who is much in esteem with him, 
who openly in a scornfully & deriding maner seeing one of the fiue men y* 
was chosen by yf town & betrusted in y e towne afaires, coming towards him 
in y e streat, hee askeid of one y* stood by him who that was : y c other 
answred him it was one of y e fiue men appointed for managing of our towne 
affaires : yea sayd he, hee looks like one of y e fiue ; w c h words import not 
onely a scorning & deriding of his person of whom then hee spake, but allso 
a despising & scorning of our siuill state, as it were trampeling it vnder foot, 
as thay had done before to other stats before thay came hither, who were of 
greater strength then wee are : for which cause I cannot see shuch persons 
to bee fitt to bee reciued into such a weke state as our towne is in at present. 

Thirdly : I cannot finde these men to bee reasonable men in their suite 
vnto y e Towne to be receiued in as townes men, seeing thay have all redey 
had a playn deniall of their request & that by y e consent of the maior part 
of ye townef, & are yet vnanswerable : & also y* thay seeing y* their 
coming to our towne hath brought y e towne into a hurrey, all most y e one 
halfe against y e other ; in w c h estate no towne or sitty can well stand or 
subsist, which declareth playnely vnto vs y* their intent is not good, but y* 
their aboad so long hear amongst vs is in hope to geet y e victrey ouer one 
part of y e towne ; but especialy of those y* layd y e first foundation of y e place, 
& bought it euen almost with y e lost of there Hues & estates ; and after- 
wards to trampel them vnder their feet as some of their words hold forth, or 
else to driue them out in to y e same condition to seek out a new prouidence, 
&. to buy it with y e like hardness as thay first bought this place, these & 
many other like reasons y 4 may be showed doe declare y* thay are not fitt 
persons to be receiued in to our mean & weake estate. 

Fourthly : & seeing hee who is so well knowne to bee y e ring leader vnto y° 
breach of peace : y* haue been so notoriously euill to bee a truble of all siuill 
states where hee hath lined, y* are of farre greater fore then wee are of: 
especaly y* state who haue their comission from y e higher powers with 
athoraty : what may wee then expect if hee could geet him self in with & 
amongst vs, where are so many as wee see are dayly redey to tread vs vnder 
their feet : whome hee calles his frinds : & surely first a breach of our 
siuill peace and next a ruine of all such as are not of his side, as their 
dayly practise doth declare : ergo, thay are not fitt persons to be receiued 
in to our towne. 

if it be obiected as some haue blasphemously sayd, that wee are persecu- 

* There are passages in this letter in Winslow's book, not found in the MS. It there 
read's, p. 59, " Since hee have soiourned here ;" and then adds, " Witnesse his proud chal- 
lenge, and his upbraiding accusations in his vilifyings and opprobrious terms of and 
against one of our Combination most wrathfully and shamelesly reviling him, and 
disturbing of him, and meddling with him, who was imployed and busied in other private 
occasions, having no just cause so to revile and abuse him, saying also to him (and that 
of another state) in a base manner, they were like swine that held out their Nose to suck 
his blood, and that now hee and the rest of his Company would goe and wallow in it also ; 
which are indeed words insufferable ; and also despitefully calling him Boy, as though hee 
would have challenged the field of him : in such an inhuman behaviour" &c, 

t " Major part of the Towne, or very near." &c. — Winslqw. 


218 Notice of Samuel Gorton, [July? 

tors & doe persecute y e saints in not receiuing of them into our towne fellow- 
ship ; to this I answer, there cannot be proued y e least shew of any parse- 
cution of those persons either by vs or any other amongest vs* : for first thay 
haue quiet abode amongest vs, none molesting of them nor any thing thay 
haue. it cannot be proued but by their owne relation y e w c h hath been dis- 
prouid, that thay were sent out from those places from whence thay cam 
for Religon ; nither are thay medled with here for any such matter ; but 
thay them selues in their insolet behauiour are more reddey to meddle & to 
desturb others : thay & others of their company & followers haue rather 
been troublers & persecutors of the saints of God y* liued here before any 
of them came : and thay doe but waite their oppertunity to make them selues 
manifest in y* thay doe intend, ergo, it cannot be truly sayd that any per- 
secution is or haue been offered by vs vnto them, if it could possibly bee 
sayd of them y* thay are Saints.f and seeing thay doe but linger out y e time 
here in hope to gett y e day to make up their penyworth in advantage vpon 
vs, wee haue iust cause to hear y e complaynts of so maney of our neigbours 
y* live in y e towne orderly amongest vs, and haue brought in their complaynts 
with maney reasons against them not to admite them, but answer them as 
unfitt persons to be receiued in to our poor & meane estate.^ 

William Arnold. 

§ So now there was one Robart Coles and John Greene who were Two 
of y 6 13 purchisers of pautuxet lands ; Robart Coles being a fauerrit of 
gortons gaue him half of his udeuided lands at pautuxet : & John Greene 
one of his chiefe prossolightes gaue gorton half of his deuided lands at pau- 
tuxet. so by vertue of those gifts, gorton & many of his companey went & 
built houses at papaquinepaug in pautuxet purchis ; & gorton & his compa- 
ney perceiued y* pautuxet mens deeds from myantenomy to bee weeke, 
thay bought patuxet lands againe ouer y e heades of those men that had 
dwelt there 3 or 4 year before, who had bought y e sayd lands of socannan- 
oco y e true howner and sachim of pautuxet lands — but gorton & his com- 
paney who becomming as bad and insolent & turblent as him self: and so 
thay beeganne to warne "William Arnold & William Carpenter that had 
dwelt there 4 year before thay came there, that thay should begone or else 
thay must be there tennants : & much other wiked & insolent behauior, 
insomuch that William arnold and Carpenter were forced to subiect them 

* Amongst us, " to our knoivledge." — Winslow. 

t After Saints, the following is added from Winslow, p. 61. " Obj : But if it be further 
objected, that wee doe not give thern the liberty of men, neither doe wee afford them the 
bowells of mercy, to give them the means of livelihood amongst us, as some have said. 

"Answ. To this I say : 1, there is no State but in the first place will seeke to preserve its 
owne safety and peace. 

" 2 Wee cannot give land to any person by vertue of our combination, except wee first 
receive them in to our state of combination, the which wee cannot doe with them for our 
owne and others peace-sake, &c. 

" 3 Whereas their necessity have been so much pleaded, it is not knowne that ever they 
sought to finde out a place where they might accommodate themselves, and live by themselves, 
with their friends, and such as will follow after them, where they may use their liberty to 
live without order or controule, and not to trouble us, that have taken the same course as 
wee have done for our safety and peace, which they doe not approue not like of, but rather 
like beasts in the shape of men to doe what they shall think fit in their owne eyes, and will 
not be governed by any state. And seeing they doe." &c. 

\ " Now if these Reasons and much more which have been truly said of them, doe not 
satisfie you, and the rest of our neighbours, but that they must be received into our Town- 
state, even unto our utter overthrow, &c. then according to the order agreed upon by the 
Towne, I doe first offer my house and land within the liberty of the Towne unto the Towne 
to bye it of mee, or else I may, and shall take liberty to sell it to whom I may for mine 
advantage, &c." — Winslow, p. 62. 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 219 

selues to y e raasachusets : and Robart Coles who had giuen gorton half his 
vndeuided land at pautuxet, perceuid that hee was like to loose all, hee 
Joyned with William Arnold & William Carpenter & so subiected them 
selues and their lands to y e Gouernment of y e mashatuset together, but 
gorton & his company grewe more insollent & wicked then euer thay 
were, insomuch that those 3 men made there complaint & puttitioned the 
massatusets for help & sucker against them, where upon y e Gouernor & 
asista[nts] of y e . massachusets sent a warrant vnto gorton & his companey in 
this manner as followeth : § * Where as william arnold and Robart Coles 
& others haue lately put themselues & their famelies lands & estates vnder y e 
protection & Gouernment of this Jury sdiction : &haue since complained to vs, 
That you haue vpon pretence of a late purchise from y e Indians you goef about 
to depriue them of their lawfull intrist confirmed by 4 years posession & oth- 
erwise to molest them : we thought good therefore to wright to you on their 
behalfe to giue you notice that thay & their lands being vnder our Jurisdic- 
tion, we are to maintayne them in their lawfull Rights. If therefore you 
have any Just titell to any thing thay possesse, you may proceed againest 
them in our court, where you shall haue equall Justice : but if you shall pro- 
seed to any violence, you must not blame vs if we shall take a like course to 
right them I — John Winthrop 


Thorn dudely 
y* 28. of y* 8H? m — 1 642 — Ri — bellingham 

Incr: nowell 

The following, from pages 51 to 54 of Winslow's Reply to Gorton, is 
probably from the pen of Winslow. It was prefixed, by way of explanation, 
to some documents furnished him by the Massachusetts Government against 

" The Publisher to the Reader. 

The reason wherefore nothing is answered to the great charge in his volu- 
minous Postscript, is because it hath beene answered already by a former 
treatise printed: but more especially because many of the friends, children and 
kindred of the dead are in good esteeme with us, whom I am loth to grieve. 

But since by course thou art next to cast thine eye Gentle Reader upon 
the summe of a Presentment which the Court at Road Hand received from 
their Grand Jewry being present when Samuel Gorton had so much abused 
their Government in the face of the country, yea in open court, their owne 
eyes & eares bearing witness thereunto they I say presented these abuses to 
the court, as such which they conceive ought not to bee borne without ruine to 
their Government, and therefore besought the bench to thinke of some one 
punishment for examples sake as well as otherwise to bee inflicted on the 

And therefore that thou maist see the occasion thereof, take notice that 
an ancient woman having a Cow going in the field where Samuel Gorton had 
some land. This woman fetching out her Cow, Gortons servant maid fell 
violently upon the woman beating and notoriously abusing her by tearing 
her haire about her, whereupon the old woman complaining to the Deputy 
Governour of the place, hee sendeth for the maid, and upon hearing the 
cause, bound her over to the Court. The time being come and the Court set, 

* The passage between § § not in Winslow* 

t " That you have upon pretence &c. gone about to deprive them," &c. Simplicities 
Defence, p. 6. 
% This " warrant " may also be found in Gorton's w Simplicities Defence," p. 6, first ed. 

220 Notice of Samuel Gorton. [July, 

Gorton appeares himselfe in the defence of his maid, and would not suffer his 
maid to appeare or make answer, but said expressly she should not appeare, 
and that if they had any thing against her they should proceed with him. 
And though hee was lovingly disswaded by some of the Bench not to engage 
himselfe but let his maid appeare, yet hee refused : but when hee could not 
bee prevailed with, the action was called and witnessnes produced, sworne, 
and examined : which being done, hee moved for another witnesse to bee 
called, which hee perswaded himselfe and the Bench was an honest woman 
and would speake the truth. Now shee being sworne, said, Mr. Gorton, I 
can speake nothing will helpe your maid. And indeed her whole testimony 
was against her and for the old womens cause, whereupon hee openly said, 
Take heed thou wicked woman, the earth doth not open and swallow thee 
up. And then hee demanded of the Court if hee should have equity and 
justice in his cause or no ? To which was answered, if he had either plea 
or evidence to produce in his maids cause it should be heard. Then hee 
nominated one Weekes who could say something to it. Weekes was called 
and required to take his oath before hee spake ; at which Gorton and Weekes 
both of them jeered and laughed and told the Court they were skilled in 
Idols, and that was one, and stood stoutly a long time to make it good. Here- 
upon some of the Court put him in mind how they had forewarned him of 
such carriages fearing he would fall into some extreames. At length the 
Governour gathering up the summe of what was witnessed, commends it to 
the Jewry. At which time Gorton said, the Court had perverted justice and 
wrested the witnesses, with very many high and reproachfull termes ; and in 
the midst of his violence throwing his hands about, hee touched the Deputy 
Governour with his handkerchiefe buttons about his eares (who it seemes 
sate at a Table with his backe towards him) whereupon the Deputy said, 
what will you fall about my ears ? To which Gorton answered I know not 
whether you have any eares or no ? and if you have I know not where they 
stand ; but I will not touch them with a paire of Tongues, [tongs] The Gov- 
ernour after calling upon the Jewry to attend the Cause, was as often 
interrupted by him. Whereupon many of their Freeman being present, 
desired the Court they would not suffer such insolencies, professing they 
were troubled the Court had borne with them so long. For which in briefe, 
he was committed, but when the Governour bade the Marshall take him away ; 
he bade take away Coddington, which was their Governour's name : a thing I 
thought meet to explaine, lest thou shouldst not understand it by the Heads 
of the Presentment here following, abusing all and every particular of the 
Magistrates with opprobrious terms. But note when hee was comitted 
upon his mutinous and seditious speeches, Weekes, Holden, &c. his abettors, 
stopped the way with such insolency, as the Governour was forced to rise from 
the Bench, to helpe forward the Command with his person, in clearing the 
way, put Weeks in the stocks, and was forced to command a guard of armed 
men to preserve themselves and the peace of the place : And this they did 
because of some fore-going jealousies ; and now taking occasion to search the 
houses of that party that adhered to him, they found many of their peeces 
laden with bullet: and by meanes hereof they were forced to continue their 
guard, whilst upon their banishment they were forced from the Island. 

And however it were enough for a Book alone to relate all the particulars 
of his insolent carriage, yet take notice onely of two or three particulars : 1, 
When hee was censured to bee whipt and banished, he appealed to 
England; they asked him to whom? Hee said with a loud voice, To King 
Charles. They told him, hee should first have his punishment:, and then 
afterwards hee might complain. To which hee replyed, take notice Iappeale 

1850.] Notice of Samuel Gorton. 221 

to King Charles, Coelo, or Selah; the party who was present told raee hee 
could not tell which, but that word was spoken with an extraordinary high 
and loud voice. 

A second thing to be observed, was, that after hee had been so deservedly 
whipt, some of his faction said, Now Christ Jesus had suffered. 

And thirdly, although the weather was very cold, the Gov. going away af- 
ter execution of Justice upon him, yet he ran a good way after the Governour 
drawing a chaine after one of his legs, the upper part of his body being still 
naked, and told him, He had but lent him this, and hee should surely have it 
again. All this I had from a man of very good repute, who then lived with 
them, and was an eye & eare witnesse to all these proceedings. 

In the next place take notice good Reader, that when he went from 
hence well whipt, as before, and entred upon his banishment, the place hee 
went to (in a sharp season) was a Town called Providence, where Mr Roger 
Williams, & divers others lived, who in regard of the season, entertained 
them with much humane curtesie, but the Gortonians answered all like 
iEsopg snake, as thou maist read by the severall Letters of the chief 
Inhabitants of that place, by a notorious faction there also by them raised, 
to the great distraction and amazement of the Inhabitants, as appeareth by 
their dolefull complaints in their own Letters, a true Copy whereof I present 
unto thee." 

The following letter of Governor Coddington to Governor Winthrop, from 
the original now before me, has never, to my knowledge, been printed. It 
will be perceived, that it deserves a place in this connection. The copy of 
the record alluded to, has reference without doubt, to the proceedings 
against Gorton, which we have here published in full. I have taken the 
liberty to punctuate the letter in a few places. Gorton, at the date of this 
letter, was probably in England. 

" Honnered S r 

I thought meet to informe jo w that yo r sonn m r John & all his, Depted from 
o r Island of the 3 day in the morneing arely, the wynd being not good to 
Carye them further then block Island, but of the 4 Day in the morneing it 
was very good, so y* I Doubt not they were all safely arriued before the 
Storme begane : by whome I receaued yo r letr of the 21 of the 8-46. for 
Gorton & his Companye they are to me as ever they haue bene, their free- 
Dom of the Island is Dennyed, & was when I accepted of the place I nowe 
beare. the Comishoners haue Joyned them in the same Charter, tho we 
mentayne the Goverm" as before, to further that end yo w write of, I sent to 
M r Cotton to be Deliuered to M r Elott, y* requested it, w* was entered upon 
record under the Seceretaryes hand, w c h I Doe think yo w may Doe well to 
mak vse of, because I heare it sinkes mostw th the Earle, wher they had 
libertie of consyence. Mf Petters writes in y* yo w sent to yo r sonn, y* yo w 
psecute. & soe in hast I rest not Doubting as accatione serves to approue my 
self. Yo rs ever 

Newport Nou r . W m Coddington 

11. 1646. 

my purposse is er long to come in to the baye. I Desire to be rembered to 
all y* remember me." 

To his honnered frind 
John Winthrop Esq 

Go r of the Massachusets p m r Robt Jefferye 

222 Letter from Eon. John Saffin. [July, 


[Transcribed from the original in the. State Department at Hartford, Conn., by J. 
Hammond Trumbull, Cor. Sec. Conn. Hist. Soc'y.] 

In this letter, written during the usurpation of Sir E. Andros, (and ad- 
dressed to Secretary John Allyn, at Hartford,) Mr. Saffin suggests to the 
government of Connecticut the importance of conciliating the king, and of 
anticipating the abrogation of their Colonial Charter by a voluntary surren- 
der of it to Andros and submission to his government. The caution against 
" adhering to the West," has reference to the designs of Governor Dongan, 
who was making great exertions to secure a surrender of the Connecticut 
charter into his own hands, in the hope of effecting the annexation of that 
colony to New York. 

This letter probably accompanied one from Andros himself (dated June 
13, and forwarded by Edward Randolph) to the Governor and Magis- 
trates of Connecticut, — expressing his " inclynacons still not to be want- 
ing for [their] welfare," if they would but accept " his Ma ties favour soe 
gratiously offered, in a present complyance & surrender." Randolph is 
commended to the General Court as worthy of " intire credence in any 
thing relating to this matter." 

Boston, 14th June, 1687. 
Hon rd S r 

Although I never p r tended to be a Statesman, yet I have read and 
heard somewhat of State matters & therefore am imboldened as a privett 
friend to communicate to Yo r Hon r , in yo r more publick capacity, some 
Remarks which wise and knowing men have taken respecting these Ameri- 
can parts, whether amongst ourselves or other more remote parts within 
the Kings Dominions ; of w ch perhaps you may make a judgment and some 
use in this present exigent. 

S r , it is generally receiv'd without Hesitation that all these parts of 
America pertaineing to the Crown of England, from New Caralina round 
about with the sun, (takeing in all the Islands,) till it come to the French 
towards the East, will be brought under a more immediate dependency & 
subjection to his Majesty, so that all maner of Charters granted to the 
Greatest Favourites & Persons of the most Noble Extraction and highest 
Degree, who consequently have the greatest Interest at Court both by their 
persons and purses, must yeild thereto sooner or later, yea, & that in a 
very short time, the most part haveing done it already, and it is by many 
feared that they that stand out longest will fare the worse at last ; Fu- 
ror arma ministrat. 

And it is allso more then conceaved, that whatsoever the vicissitude of 
affayres be, that may happen in England, matters will never be againe in 
Statu quo here in each respective Colony : that if you adhere to the West 
you are an undone people, for then you part with yo r best friends. 
I am S r 

Yo r most Affectionate 
Friend and Servant 
John Saffin. 
[Directed.] For 

John Allen Esq r Secretary to his Majesty's Colony of Connecticutt 
These. In Hartford. 

* See a notice of him in the Register for April, pp. 109, 128. 


The Gilbert Family. 




There is a historical propriety in introducing the 
name of Gilbert into the pages of the New England 
Register, as none is more honorably or intimately con- 
nected with American discoveries, geography, and early 
history. It stands conspicuous among the illustrious 
names of Raleigh, Drake, Cavendish, Gosnold, Hawkins, 
and a host of naval worthies ; and, with singular happi- 
ness, is joined with the three first named, in lineage, as 
well as in the less tangible but generous relationship of 

The name Gilbert is Saxon. Camden, in his " Re- 
maines concerning Britaine," thus discourses upon its 
origin and signification. " Gilbert, German, I sup- 

posed heretofore to signifie Gold-like-bright, as Aurelius or Aurelianus 
or yellow bright, as Flavius with the Romans. For Geele is yellow 
in old Saxon, and still in Dutch, as Gilvus according to some in Latine. 
But, because it is written in Dooms-day booke Gislebert, I judge it rather 
to signifie Bright or brave pledge; for in old Saxon, Gisle signifieth 
a pledge, and in the old English booke of S. Augustines of Canterbury, 
sureties and pledges for keeping the peace are called Fredgisles." It is 
written on the Roll of Battle Abbey, T. Gilbard. Richard Fitz Gilbert, a 
kinsman of the conqueror, and a principal personage, was, for his services, 
advanced to great honors and possessions. His son, Earl Pembroke, died 
14 King Stephen, 1149, leaving a son, Richard Gilbert, surnamed Strong 
Bow. The Earls of Clare were of this lineage. Robertus de Gerebert 
was a testis to a deed of William de Vernon, Earl of Devon, to the church 
of Brumor, in the age of King John, 1199-1216. Gilbert de Thornton 
was "the King's Serjeant at Law," in 1281, and in 1290, chief justice of the 
King's Bench. 

1060. Gilbert de Gaunt came with William the Conqueror. 

1100. Gislebert was Archdeacon of Buckingham. 

1115. Gilbert, of Saxon origin, was a citizen of London, joined in the 
Crusades, and was father of Thomas a Becket. 

1148. Gilbert, Lord of Sempringham, Lincolnshire, founded the Order 
of Gilbertine friars. 

1215. Gilbert, treasurer of Lincoln Cathedral. 

1240. Gilbert, Archdeacon of Stow. 

1414. Robert Gilbert, S. T. P., Precentor of Lincoln — 1418, Prebend 
of Lincoln, and afterward Bishop of London. 

1487. Thomas Gilbert, LL. D., Prebendary of Lincoln. 

1492. Thomas Gilbert, Vicar-general of Chelsea College. 

The name is eminent in the annals of the Church, State, and Learning 
of England, through several centuries. Its early and principal home is in 
Devonshire, and from this stock, distinguished in naval and commercial 
history and geographical science and discoveries, issued many branches, 
planted in other portions of the country. They possessed lands in Manaton, 

* Special acknowledgement is due to Sylvester Judd, Esq., of Northampton, Hon. 
Saml. H. Parsons, Hon. R. R. Hinman, and J. Hammond Trumbull, Esq., of Hart- 
ford, and Hon. Francis Baylies, of Taunton, for their communications. 

224: The Gilbert Family. [Jut,, 

in or near Dartmoor, in Edward the Confessor's days, 1272-1307. 
Westcote, who was born in Shobrook, in Devonshire, in 1567, and wrote 
his history of that county in 1630, says that at Marledon, on the River 
Darte, is a chapel built by the ancestors of the Gilberts, who have an ancient 
monument there ; one of them lieth in the church, with his wife, their 
proportions cut into stone." He describes Greenway, the ancient seat of 
the Gilberts, as " very pleasantly and commodiously placed, with a most 
delightsome prospect to behold the barks and boats to pass and repass upon 
the river flowing from Dartmouth to Totnes. This hath long continued 
in a family of much estimation, the Gilberts alias Jilberts of knightly rank. 
It is very anciently written Gislebert, or Gerebert, as in the Conqueror's 
Book of Survey among the Tenures in Devon. Of this progeny have been 
divers of great desert and sufficiency." 

Thomas, son of Jeffrey Gilbert, " married Jane, or Joan, daughter of 
William Compton of Compton, in the parish of Marldon, near the Today, 
who for her partage brought him Compton, in the days of King Edward II., 
1307-1327." Prince, in his "Worthies of Devon," says that the Gilberts 
" have matched as they descended into honorable houses, as of Champernoon, 
Croker, Hill, Chudleigh, Agar, Molineux, Pomeroy, &c, and have yielded 
matches to others, in particular to the noble family of Grenviles. They 
have married also divers daughters and heirs, as Compton, Champernon, 
Valetort, (whereby they touch the blood royal,) Reynward, Trenoch, Lit- 
tleton alias Westcott, Kelley and others from whose loins have proceeded 
many eminent persons which were of old men of renown. Such was Otho, 
called also Otis Gilbert, High Sheriff of Devonshire, 15 Edward IV." 1475-6. 

Sir Humphry Gilbert, one of the most accomplished men of his day, 
devoted his early years to liberal studies, " computations astronomicall and 
cosmographicall, speculations in Alchemy," but especially to mathematics, as 
appeared by his subsequent life. He was " a man both valiant and well 
experienced in martial affaires." About 1570, he proposed to Queen Eliza- 
beth a plan for a University in the metropolis, which has been edited 
recently by Sir H. Ellis, from a MS. in the British Museum. The famous 
astrologer, Dr. John Dee, entered in his Diary, November 6, 1577, that " Sir 
Umfrey Gilbert came to see me at Mortlake," curiously showing Gilbert's fav- 
orite science of numbers, leading his mind to the supposed occult influences of 
the stars — but all were believers then, and about four years after, June 17, 
1581, Dr. Dee writes, " Young Mr. Hawkins who had byn with Sir Francis 
Drake came to me at Mortlake." Drake had returned from his famous 
voyage about nine months before, September 26, 1580, and " young Mr. 
Hawkins," was without doubt the embryo of Sir Richard Hawkins, whose 
history is well known. Queen Elizabeth also consulted Dr. Dee. In 1576, 
S. Humphrey published his learned and ingenious " Discourse to prove a 
passage by the North West to Cathaia and the East Indies." 

The accompanying pedigree is made from the several accounts in Prince, 
Westcott, Polwhele, Hakluyt, Purchas, Hollingshed, and Gorges, and the 
manuscripts* in the Herald's College, which seem contradictory one to the 
other, and inconsistent with themselves ; but a cautious collation of the dates 
and historical references exhibits the true lineage, stated in the tabular form, 
and, it is believed, reconciling the apparent discrepancies, as will appear by 
a careful study of the original authorities. 

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Queen Elizabeth's governess, Mrs. Kate Ashley, to whom she was fondly 
attached, exercised the most remarkable influence over the mind of her 
royal pupil from her earliest years. She was aunt to Sir Humphrey Gil- 
bert, to whom Sir Walter Raleigh was uterine brother, and was married to a 
relative of Anne Boleyn, the queen's unfortunate mother. Queen Elizabeth 
placed her chief favor and confidence in her maternal kindred to the end of 
her life, and Mrs. Ashley's powerful influence was of great advantage to her 

The Rev. Dr. Holmes,* following modern writers, says of Sir Walter 
Raleigh, *' one of the greatest and most accomplished persons of the age in 
which he lived," that " he was the first Englishman who 'projected settle- 
ments in America, and is justly considered the founder of Virginia. To 
him, and to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, is ascribed the honor of laying the 
foundation of the trade and naval power of Great Britain ;" but a little 
observation will prove Gilbert's superior title to that distinction, and that 
Sir Walter was merely his executor. He was thirteen years the senior of 
Raleigh. The brothers, Sir Humphrey, Sir John, Sir Adrian, and Sir 
Walter, a goodly company, in youth dwelling under one roof, with conge- 
niality of spirit in their grand and ambitious views, pursued their studies 
with the enthusiasm of great minds; guided by the genius of Sir Hum- 
phrey, in after life, each gave form and action to the thoughts, or rather the 
thought, which won for them a lasting fame, and has peopled North 
America with the Anglo-Saxon race. Where can be found a nobler 
brotherhood? and, with truth, Sir Francis Drake may be added to the 
family circle at Compton, as their relative. 

June 11, 1578, Queen Elizabeth granted letters patent to Sir Humphrey 
to discover and take possession of all remote and barbarous lands, unoccupied 
by any Christian prince or people, " for himself and his heirs forever," and 
soon after, with a fleet of " ten sailes of all sorts of shipping, well and suffici- 
ently furnished for such an enterprise, weighed anchor in the west country 
and set to sea," upon this first adventure, " having in his companie his two 
brethren, Walter and Carey Rawley," but returned unsuccessful. Walter, 
with characteristic ambition, withdrew from the command of the Admiral 
to accomplish something " worthie of honor," but he too returned, after a 
disastrous voyage, without success. 

Just five years after the date of his patent, June 11, 1583, they again 
sailed from Plymouth, under the auspices of Sir. Geo. Peckam, the chief 
adventurer and furtherer of the expedition. Sir Humphrey, the admiral 
of the fleet, was in the " Delight," of 120 tons, of which William Winter was 
captain, and part owner, and Richard Clarke, master. Sir Walter, his Vice- 
Admiral, was obliged to return on account of a contagious sickness on board 
his bark, which he had built, victualled, and manned at his own expense. 
On the 5th August, Sir Humphrey took seizen of New Foundland, and the 
adjacent territories, for the crown of England, by " the ancient ceremony 
of cutting turf or rod," and his first act was to establish publick worship 
according to the Church of England. " Edward Haies, gentleman and 
principal actour " therein, made " A Report of the voyage, and successe 
thereof, attempted in the yeare of our Lord 1583, by Sir Humfrey Gilbert^ 
knight, with other gentlemen assisting him in that action, intended to discover 
and to plant Christian inhabitants in place convenient, upon those large 
and ample countreys extended northward from the cape of Florida lying 
under very temperate climes, esteemed fertile and rich in minerals, yet not 

* Annals of America, Vol. I. p. 155. 

1850.] The Gilbert Family. 227 

in the actual possession of any Christian prince." The admiral selected 
the " frigal Squirrel,"* of ten tons, the better to survey the coast. When 
last seen, he was seated in the stern of his little "frigat," with an open book, 
and was heard by the people in the " Hind," to say, " We are as near 
heaven by sea as by land ; " and on that night, the 9th of September, 1583, 
in a violent storm, "the lights of his ship suddenly disappeared," the vessel 
foundered, and Sir Humphrey was lost. Thus abruptly was terminated 
his career, glorious in its inception ; he was fortunate in leaving an inti- 
mate and thorough knowledge of his designs with his brother, Sir Walter, 
who, soon after, March 25, 1584, obtained from Queen Elizabeth a virtual 
renewal of Sir Humphrey's Patent, with all its ample prerogatives, fully 
developed his plans, and became the founder of Virginia. 

Sir Humphrey projected and Sir Walter survived to accomplish "his noble 
attempt to possess and people the remote countries of America." 

" And now behold the infinite goodness of our God, who even from evil 
deriveth good ; for out of these crosses, turmoils, and afflictions he hath 
caused to grow the fruit we already see : and much more we are to hope for 
in New England, Virginia, and the New Foundland." 

Meanwhile, Sir Adrian Gilbert, who had at one time "wrought" silver 
mines at Combemartin, in Devonshire, in 1583, the year of his brother's 
death, obtained from Queen Elizabeth a Patent for the discovery of a 
North-west passage to China, to remain in force five years, by the title of 
" The Colleagues of the Fellowship for the Discovery of the North-west 
Passage ; " but they accomplished nothing worthy of note. 

Bartholomew Gilbert sailed from Plymouth May 10, 1603, in the bark 
Elizabeth, of 50 tons, for further discover}', and to search for the lost colony 
of Sir Walter Ralegh, which ended in his death, July 29, being " killed by 
the savages in the wood." He was probably a nephew of Sir Humphrey. 

We now approach more immediately to our own time and shores, and in 
1G07 find Sir John and Capt. Ralegh Gilbert, perseveringly engaged in their 
hereditary scheme of peopling America with Englishmen. Holmes relates 
that Sir John Popham and others sent out two ships under the command 
of George Popham and Raleigh Gilbert, with 100 men, with ordnance and 
all provisions necessary until they might receive further supplies. They 
sailed from Plymouth about the last of May, and, falling in with the land of 
Monhigon on the 11th of August, encamped on an island at the mouth of 
the Sagadahock, or Kennebeck River, on the coast of Maine. Here, after 
a sermon was delivered, and their patent and laws were read, they built and 
fortified a store-house, which they named Fort St. George. On the 5th of 
December the two ships sailed for England, leaving a colony of 45 persons, 
Popham being president, and Gilbert, admiral. The death of Ch. J. Popham 
depressed the colonists; but, says, Gorges "when [July 5, 1608,] they heard 
of the death of Sir John Gilbert, elder brother of Rawley Gilbert, that was 
then their president, a man worthy to be beloved of them all, for his industry 

* I have made considerable research to ascertain the size of the early ships, and though 
there was no definite mode of tonnage, their estimates of size agree substantially with the 
modern calculation. In Wingate's Abr., 514, 39th Elizabeth, is a statute respecting " Ships 
with cross-sails," as to " customs," showing a want of any more definite description than 
could be given by the tackle of the ship, though the same statute refers to levying a duty of 
" 50 Soulz per Tun." In Derick's Memoirs of the Rise and Progress of the Boy al JSfavy , 
1806, 4 t0 . 59-61, he gives a table of 50 ships existing in 1633, and says this is " the earliest 
List of the Navy I have met with wherein any of the ships' principal dimensions are in- 
serted, and " the first list in which any nice regard appears to have been paid to the tonnage 
of the ships. Previous to 1633, the tonnage of almost "every ship seems to have been 
rather estimated than calculated, being inserted in even numbers." 

228 The Gilbert Family. [July, 

and care for their well-being," they unanimously resolved to return to Eng- 
land, and thus ended another fruitless experiment. Says Capt. John Smith, 
this colony found " nothing but extreme extremities." " During the long 
winter, and the after time of their abode there, they built a bark, which 
afforded them some advantage in their return ; " probably the first vessel 
built on these shores.* 

To what extent these enterprises, of such "great pith and moment," nur- 
tured chiefly by Devonshire, for more than half a century, influenced that 
and the West country, can only be conjectured ; but the generous contribu- 
tions of Devonshire, to the New England Colonies, may be safely attributed, 
in a degree, to their locality, and the spirit of colonization begotten among 
them by the Gilberts and their associates ; and it is natural, therefore, 
that we find so many of the good old West of England families among the 
earliest emigrants to our shores, the Vaughans, Tristrams, Waldron, Bony- 
thon, Coffin, Conant, Crocker, Edgecomb, Heale, Goodyear, Riclgway, Cam- 
mock, Booth, Jordan, Cary, Gee, Champernoon.f Nor are we disappointed 
in our search among them for the names most prominent among the early 
voyagers, as Gilbert, Drake, Hawkins, Winter, etc., so many historical 
ties between Old and New England. They settled chiefly in Maine, where, 
as late as 1G73, a newly organized county was named Devonshire, a token 
of honor and filial affection for the birthplace of their fathers, few of whom 
could be then living. The Gilberts, at various dates, came to Massachu- 
setts, Connecticut, and Virginia. Richard Gilbert, " remained one whole 
year in Virginia," in 1585. Joseph Gilbert, as early as 1645. "Will™. 
Gylbert w r as admitted a freeman at Wyndsor, in Connecticut, in 1640. 
Robert Gilbert was a passenger in the ' Plaine Joan ' for Virginia, in 1635." 
"A grave honest gentleman,*' Mr. John Gilbert, was at Dorchester, as 
early as 1636, and had sons John, Thomas, and Giles, of whom we have 
a few particulars. About 1640, four brothers, Jonathan, Thomas, Oba- 
diah, and Josiah Gilbert were living in Connecticut.! 

Thomas Gilbert, previously at Windsor, had a grant of land in Spring- 
field Jan. 30, 1655, and at Fresh Water Brook, [Enfield,] Feb. 12, 1660. 
He m. July 31, 1655, Catharine Bliss, widow of Nathaniel Bliss, of Spring- 
field, and son of Thomas of Hartford, and March 23, 1656, was admitted a 
freeman in Springfield. His widow m. Dec. 28, 1664, Samuel Marshfield, 
by whom she had four children ; — her son, Josiah Marshfield, m. Rachel d. 

* Wescott, in 1630, wrote of Devonshire, " our havens are well replenished with shipping 
fit for war or peace; and them employed in merchants' affairs, or in fishing voyages, upon 
our own coasts, and elsewhere in many fair and remote countries, as Canada, Virginia, 
Newfoundland, and other regions, whence much fish is brought home." " Of our mari- 
ners, the whole world brings forth no better; whether you will impress them for valour to 
adventure or knowledge to perform any action, painfulness to undergo, or patience to en- 
dure any extremity, adversity, or want whatsoever." pp. 67-68. 

t Francis Champernoon was a nephew of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, the Founder of 
Maine, and a relative of the mother of the Gilberts and Raleighs. He resided in 
Kittery, and died there, on his estate, then known as Champernoon's Island, and since as 
Cutt's Island. He married into the Cutts family, of Essex and Cambridgeshire. His 
grave, in the family burial-place, on the Island, remains well defined by an oblong pile of 
stones, carefully replaced within a few years. 

\ In 1 685, there was a controversy about a farm on the east side of the river at Weathers- 
field, (now Glastenbury,) and Josiah Gilbert's testimony was obtained in regard to the 
boundaries of this farm, which once belonged to John Hollister. Josiah Gilbert stated that 
he lived on this farm, as a tenant, I think, 12 years, and that his brothers, John and Jona- 
than Gilbert, were concerned with him some of these years. He was on this farm in 1651, 
but does not state where the 12 years began or ended. The deposition is in a volume 
labelled " Private Controversies," in the State House at Hartford. Here are 3 brothers, 
and Obadiah is the fourth. 

1850.] The Gilbert Family. 229 

of Jonathan and Mary Gilbert ; — her d. Margaret Marshfield m. Ebenezer 
Parsons, and was the mother of Rev. Jonathan Parsons, of Newburyport, 
ancestor of Hon. S. H. Parsons. 

Thomas Gilbert, of Springfield, probably son of Thomas and Catharine 
of the same place, m. Abilene, d. of Samuel Marshfield, Aug. 15, 1680. 

Obadiah Gilbert settled in Fairfield, and made his will in Aug. 1674; 
and mentions sons Obadiah, Benjamin, Joseph, one daughter, and his wife, 
and makes his brothers, Jonathan and Josiah Gilbert, overseers of his will. 
Captain John Gilbert, brother of Jonathan, of Hartford, m. Amy, 
daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Lord of Hartford, May 6, 1647, was 
admitted freeman May 21, 1657. — The Court sold to him for £10, March 
11, 1662-3, land lying between that of Capt. Richard Lord and of C. John 
Culick, and at " y e landing place on the Rivulet, both parcels being or lying 
in y e South Meadow at Hartford." May 19, 1663, the " Gener 11 Court" 
allowed him " eleven pounds out of the Publique Treasury, for and in con- 
sideration of his horse that dyed in the country's service." Their children, 
John, . born Jan. 16, 164g 
John, . " Feb. 19, 165f* 
Elizabeth " Feb. 12, 165g 

Thomas, " Sept. 14, 1658, m. Deborah Beaumont, Sept. 27, 1681. 
See Gen. Reg. IV. 137. 
Amy, born April 3, 1663. 

Joseph, « April 3, 1666. — Mary Griswold? May 17, 1692— 2d Elizabeth 
d. of Joseph Smith? of Hartford, May, 1695. 

His will, of Aug. 1, 1690, names his wife Amy, sons Thomas, Joseph, and 
James, and d. Dorothy Palmer. Estate, £417 19 10. Mrs. Dorothy 
Lord, in her will, Feb. 8, 1669, leaves land to her "daughter Amy Gilbert 
and her children," and a legacy to Elizabeth Gilbert. 

Jonathan Gilbert, in 1645,-f being about 27 years of age, was a bach- 
elor landholder in Hartford, and soon after married Mary the daughter of 
John White. They at once entered into the arrangements of life, and the 
" General Court," with becoming gravity, " recorded " some of the minor de- 
tails of their social affairs. "Tenth of March, 1646, the names of people as 
they were seated in the meeting-house were read in Court ; and it was ordered 
that they should be recorded, which was as followeth ; for the ivomerts 
seats in the middle, 4th seat, Sister Wakeman, Sister Gibbard, Sister Gil- 
bert, and Sister Myles."| Gilbert had probably arrived in New England at 
an earlier date, as in April § of the next year, he was sufficiently familiar 
with the language of the aborigines to act as interpreter between them and 
the English government, rendering important service in the subsequent In- 
dian wars and difficulties, by his facility in their language, and his resolute 
bravery. He was generally selected as the leader in emergencies of dan- 
ger and importance. He was a man of business, of respectability and en- 
terprise, engaged in the trade and coasting business of the young colonies, 
possessed of great wealth for that day, and held various civil offices, was 
collector of the customs at Hartford, marshal of the colony — an office cor- 

* An English youth, John Gilbert, was captive among the Nipmuck Indians in 1676. — 
Drake's Trag. of the Wilderness, 40. 

tThe first framed house in Hartford was built in 1635, by Nicholas Clarke for John 
Tallcott, which proves an extensive settlement there at that date, at least sufficient for 
protection. — Ancient MS., quoted in Hon. R. R. Hinman's letter of April 18, 1850. " If Con- 
necticut bee not added to the Government it can be hardly able to support itself. But if it 
be added, thee revenue will bee sufficient to keep the King wholly out of debt." — Gov. Don- 
gan's Rep., 22 Feb., r687. " Doc. Hist, of New York," pp. 174, *187. 

{Bacon's Hfct Disc, 311, 381. ^Connect. Col. Rec. 

230 The Gilbert Family. [July, 

responding to that of High Sheriff — a Representative to the General Court, 
&e. By grants from the government and by purchase, he acquired large 
tracts of land in the different settlements, which he subsequently divided 
among his children. In 1653, he received a grant "at the common landing- 
place in the little meadow, [at Hartford,] to set up a warehouse," which 
afterward became a station for considerable traffic, in which Mr. Pynchon, 
of Springfield, up the river, was largely interested. He imported many 
goods from abroad, and with him Mr. Gilbert was probably associated in 
business. Andrew Belcher, of Cambridge and Boston, having business 
there, married Mary, a daughter of Mr. Gilbert, and their son Jonathan was 
governor of Massachusetts. To appreciate the position and to picture to 
the mind the life of Mr. Gilbert, we must turn back two centuries, when 
the colonists were few, unprotected, and widely separated by dense and unex- 
plored forests and unbridged streams, the chief communication being by 
water, around the coasts. They were as a handful among the original pro- 
prietors, the turbulent, uncivilized savages, then in the meridian of their 
strength and power, who rather sought the English as allies in their feuds 
than respected them as equals. For this reason, it is said, they invited the 
first settlers to Connecticut. 

Gookin states that the principal sachem (Uncas) lived at or about Pequot, 
now called New London, " and held dominion over divers petty Sagamores, 
as over part of Long Island, over the Mohegans, and over the Sagamores of 
Quinapeake, yea, even all the people that dwelt upon the Connecticut River 
and some of the most southerly inhabitants of the Nipmug country, about 
Quinaboag. They were a very warlike and potent people, and could 
raise 4000 men fit for war, and held hostility with their neighbors that 
lived bordering upon them to the east and north, called the Narragansets." 
Their insolent deportment compelled the English to turn their wars to their 
own destruction, and, in 1638, many of them were destroyed, and the rest 
reduced to comparative submission. The increasing power of the white 
men, and their aggressive policy, excited their jealousy, which was manifes- 
ted by murders, firings, and all the cruelties of Indian revenge. Such was 
the state of affairs when the Colony availed itself of Gilbert's services in 
perilous negotiations with these enraged, crafty, and faithless savages. 
None but a resolute man, of a cool, penetrating eye, a wary watchfulness, 
and a fearless temper, could gain respect or safety among them. Uncas, 
like King Philip, was a patriot, and a settled hatred to his new neighbors 
fired his heart and mind, and filled the breasts of his people. Thus pre- 
faced, the following relation by Mather,* of incidents in 1646, will be 
understood : — 

" There was Trouble and fears raised in the Country, by reason of the 
River- Indians, at Waranoke, & Norwoottuck, who it seems were secretly 
contriving the Death of those famous Worthyes, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Hains, 
Mr. Whiting, Magistrates in Connecticut Colony. For I find upon pub- 
lick Record, that complaints and informations about that matter (in Sep- 
tember, 1648) were brought before the Commissioners then assembled at 
New- Haven, where an Indian testified that Sequasson, the Sachim of 
Waranoke [ Westfield ?] had given him a sum of money on condition that 
he would murther the gentlemen mentioned. 

*" A relation of the Trouhles which have happened in New England, by reason of the 
Indians there. From the year 1614 to the year 1675 ; wherein the frequent conspiracyes 
of the Indians to, cutt off the English, and the wonderfull providence of God, in disap- 
pointing their devices is declared." By Increase Mather. Boston : 1677. pp. 60, 63-66 

1850.] The Gilbert Family. 231 

" Before the Commissioners convened, Mr. Haines had twice sent to 
Sequasson : but he neglected to make his appearance : Wherefore Jonathan 
Gilbert was sent to him again, to signifie from the Commissioners, that they 
expected Sequassons appearance before them, and to answer what he was 
accused with, and they promised him free passage both to and from New- 
haven, withall intimating that his withdrawing himself would greatly 
augment the suspition of his guilt. The Messenger quickly returned, 
bringing word, that he could not speak with Sequasson, who he supposed 
had received notice of his coming by other Indians, and was thereupon 

" Whilst the Commissioners were sitting at New Haven, petitions were 
presented from Edward Elmere and some others, complaining that Indians 
had wilfully and maliciously burned some quantity of pitch, and tarr of 
theirs, together with some bedding and a cart with its furniture, and tooles, 
&c, in value about an hundred pounds. And particularly they complained 
of one Wasemose, a Waranoke Indian, as guilty therein, as by sufficient 
evidence they thought they could prove ; and that he hath since avoided all 
the English Plantations ; and that he being sent for by a warrant from one 
of the magistrates of Connecticut, fled ; but being overtaken and seized by 
some of the English, he was rescued by the Indians, and the English 
by them jeered and abused, and particularly Chickwallop, Sachim of 
Norivootuck : Whereupon Jonathan Gilbert and John Griffin were sent 
to Chickwallop and Manasanes. At their return, they informed that they 
could not meet either with Chickwallop or Manasanes, but the Sagamores 
and Indians at Wara?ioke carried it insolently toward the English, vaunting 
themselves in their Arms, bows and Arrows, hatchets and Swords, some with 
their Guns ready charged, before and in the presence of the English Mes- 
sengers, they primed and cockt them ready to give fire, and told them that 
if they should offer to carry away any man thence, the Indians were re- 
solved to fight, yet the next morning the Sachim with sonie others offered 
the English Messengers eight Fathom of Wampam towards satisfaction and 
promised to provide more. The Messengers not having anything to that 
purpose in their Commission, advised the Sachim to send to the Commission- 
ers, but he refused. Hereupon Naymetayhu, one of the Sagamores of 
Waranoke, who, as before came on Sequasson's behalf, was questioned by 
the Commissioners about these proud Affronts to the English ; at first he 
denyed what was charged, and excused some part, but one of the English 
Messengers being present, and he hearing the rest should be sent for, he fell 
under most of the charge, professing that he intended no harm to the 

Mr. Gilbert is frequently referred to in the Colonial Records of Connec- 
ticut, which, though disconnected, indicate the general current and features 
of his public life. Thus, in March, 1653, a special warrant was granted to 
him as marshal, with " power to rayse such considerable forces as hee sees 
meete " for the arrest of a certain desperado. 

*In 1653, and previously, Stuyvesant, the Governor of the Dutch Colony 
of New York, secretly encouraged the Indians to fall upon the English, 
hoping, by the destruction of the Connecticut Colony, to enjoy more securely 
their own Territorial title. The Indian Nations having sided with the 
English or Dutch, were irritated to hostile attacks, which frequently required 
the attention of the " Commissioners," they supposing Ninigrate, the chief 
of the powerful Narragansetts, to be in league with the Dutch, while the 

* Hutchinson's Hist, of Mass., Vol. I. pp. 180-186. 

232 The Gilbert Family. [Jub,, 

rest of the Indians were with the English. Jealousy of the intrigue of 
Stuyvesant, and the fear of the Southern settlements, induced the Commis- 
sioners to make an unjust war on the Indians. Only one of the Commis- 
sioners, Brad street, to his honor be it recorded, opposed it, and he was 
sustained by Massachusetts. 

During the hostilities between the Narragansett Indians and the Long 
Island tribe, in 1654, the Commissioners of the English Colonies appointed 
Jonathan Gilbert a Messenger to Ninigrate, the chief of the Narragan- 
setts ; who returned, 18th Sept., after a short absence, and brought Ninigrate's 
answer in the words following : " Having acquainted him that the Commis- 
sioners were met at Hartford, and that they had perused the letter sent to 
the Governor of Massachusetts, he answered, he knew nothing of any such 
letter, and made strange of it." 

Concerning his invading the Long-Islanders, he answered : " Wherefore 
should he acquaint the Commissioners, when as the Long-Islanders had 
begun with him and had slain a Sachem's son and sixty others of his men, 
and therefore he will not make peace with the Long Islanders, but doth 
desire the English will let him alone, and that the Commissioners would not 
request him to go to Hartford, for he hath done no hurt. "What should he 
do there ? If your Governor's son was slain, and several other men, would 
you ask counsel of another nation when and how to right yourselves ? and 
added, that he would neither go nor send to Hartford." 

Concerning the Upland Indians his answer was, " That they were his 
friends, and came to help him against the Long-Islanders, which had killed 
several of his men. Wherefore should he acquaint the Commissioners 
with it ? He did but right his own quarrel, which the Long-Islanders 
began with him." 

A reply worthy of the chief of an independent and patriotic people 
who understood their national rights. 

April 9, 1657, Jonathan Gilbert, with his brother John, to be joined by 
" an able man," provided by the " Depuities in Windzor," were instructed by 
the Court " w th all speed to goe to Nortwootuck & Pacumtuck ; that they 
shall acquaint the Sachem and chief there w th the horrible bloody act [of 
murder] by some Indians that is lately done at Farmington, and tell them 
that wee expect that they and all or any other Indians whatsoever shall 
forthw th send Mashupanan or any other that are accessory to that bloody 
act, either w th these o r messeng rs or so soone as hee or any other accessory 
thereto bee p r cured by them, & tell them that wee shall looke at them or any 
other that detaine Mashupanan or any that are accessorie to this act, as our 

The Commissioners of the United Colonies in September, 1 657, again inter- 
fering between the hostile tribes, with the authority of superior strength, 
peremptorily ordered that Uncas, the chief of the Pequots, be required "to 
p r mit the Podunk Indians to return to theire dwellings & there to ebide in 
peace & safety, without molestation from him or his, & that the said Indians 
bee incouragetl & invited so to do, by the Government of Connecticott." "And 
the Gov. of Conn, is desired to signify to the Pocomtick and Norwootick 
Sachems on charge upon Vnckas in reference to the Podunk Indians, and 
on desire of their returne to their dwelling and continuance there in Peace; 
therefore wee desire and expect they will forbeare all hostility against 
Unckas till the next meeting of the Commissioners."* 

[To be completed in the next number.] 
* Com™. Rec. 


A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 




[Member of the R. I. Historical Society, and of the N. E- Historic, Genealogical Soc.] 
(Continued from page 50.) 

[Though the Arms in the margin accompanied 
the former pages of this Genealogy, the heraldic 
description there given was not intended to be 
precisely that of the engraving. Our first object 
was to lay before the reader all the descriptions 
of Arms borne by persons of the name of Brad- 
ford, early and late, that were within our knowl- 
edge. But as this cut of Arms is not drawn 
exactly according to the rules of heraldry, it is 
not therefore to be described in accordance with 
those rules. Nor is this very important, inas- 
much as it does not appear that the family from 
which Gov. Bradford descended, had, previous 
to his times, any Arms, it not being a visitation family. We do not 
understand that any Arms have been handed down among the Governor's 
descendants. Our engraving, herewith, may be thus described : 

Gules, on a fesse Azure, three Stags' heads erased, Argent. Crest — A 
Stag's head erased. 

Since the preceding portion of this Genealogy was struck off, several 
important additions and corrections have been obtained, chiefly from Mr. 
William Bradford, of Duxbury, to whom the work has been deeply 
indebted before, as has been mentioned. Though not very important, it should 
be noted that the autographs of Gov. Bradford should be transposed — that 
on page 42 should occupy the place of that on page 45, and vice versa.. 

No. (98.) VII. Spaulding, should be erased. (96) V. Hannah, m. :■ 

Spaulding. On p. 46, at top, read "on the north side of Jones' River." 
On p. 49, No. (68) for Freedom read Friendship. Hence our note accom- 
panying that article is to be taken with qualification accordingly. Friend- 
ship is an Atlantic town, in the county of Lincoln, at the head of Muscongus 
Bay, and was the Meduncook of the Indians. According to Williamson, 
Hist. Maine, ii. 238, it was first settled by the whites in 1735. Same page, 
No. (76) VI. Susannah 6 should read " Lusannah 6 , alias Lucy 6 ." 

The previous part of the MS. having gone to the printers before the whole 
was finished, the proper references to the places of certain families could 
not be given ; therefore, on pages 49 and 50, there should be interpolated, 
under (80), 203; that is, ( 2 g), (Jj), (»), ( 2 |), {©■, («), ( 2 |), ©, S). 
In p. 46, line 13 from the foot, read N. W., and not N. E. For (5), read 

In a communication from Lewis Bradford, Esq., of Plympton, Ms., he 
says that (89) VIII. Abigail 7 , on p. 50, did not die young, as there stated, 
but that she m. Caleb Stetson, probably of Plymouth, as his children were 
born there. She d. 31 Jan., 1776, in her 44th year; that (32) III. Abi- 
gail 6 d. 4 May, 1697, unm. That Gideon Sampson, of Plympton, m. Abi- 
gail Cushman, dau. of Lieut. Isaac C., of Plympton, by Mercy, his 2d wife,, 
dau. of Maj. John Bradford, of Kingston, by his wife Mercy (33). That 
Gideon Sampson had no children. Joseph (12) d. 20 July, 1715. John 5 


234 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [July, 

(13) b. 20 Feb., 1651-2, m. 5 Feb., 1674-5. William, 5 (14) b. 11 March, 
1654. Joseph, 6 (52) b. 7 Dee., 1721. William, 7 (87) b. 1729— on p. 46, 
r. (11) III. Mercy, 4 — on p. 47 r. (30) I. John, 6 — on p. 49 r. Thomas, 5 (15) 
&c. — on p. 47, No. (37) I. Alice, in. William Barnes.] 

(109) V. Jeremiah, 7 m. Rebecca Dart. He was a physician in Connec- 

ticut. His posterity are in that State and New York. 

(110) VI. Priscilla, 7 m. Moses Norman. She lived to be 93 years old, 

50 of which she was blind. She had five children, one of 
whom, widow Ann Talbee, was living in 1847, at the age of 94, in posses- 
sion of her faculties. [She died in 1849.] 

(111) VII. Hopestill, 7 m. Joseph Nash. She was drowned in the Mis- 

sissippi River, leaving one son. 

(112) VIII. Eliphalet/ m. Hannah Prince [ ? See No. 95.]. 

(113) IX. Rachel 7 . 

(114) X. Solomon, 7 b. 1711, m. Elizabeth Greenwood, d. 1795. He 

was a physician in Providence, R. I. He had a dau., Hul- 
dah, m. to James Morse. 
Perez 6 , (42) of Attleboro', who m. Abigail Belch, had : 

(115) I.Perez 7 ; (116) II. Joel 7 ; 

QH) III. George, 7 lived in Woodstock, Ct. ; 
(IS) IV. John, 7 ra. 1st, Stearns, 2d, Daggett; 

6») V. Joseph, 7 m. Beulah Morse, d. 5 March, 1797. Settled in Prov- 
idence, R. I. ; 
(120) VI. Abigail, 7 m. Samuel Lee; (121) VII. Hannah, 7 m. Gay; 
(122) VIII. Mary, 7 m. Searl ; (123) IX. Elizabeth, 7 m. — Sweatland. 
Gamaliel, 6 (46) of Duxbury, who m. Abigail Bartlett, had : 
(124) I. Abigail, 7 b. 24 Sept., 1728, m. Capt. Wait Wadsworth of Duxbury, 
15 Dec, 1748. He was a Captain in the Army of the Revo- 
lution, son of Elisha, son of Joseph, who was son of Christopher, the original 
emigrant. The present Joseph F. Wadsworth, Esq., of Duxbury, is 
grandson of Dea. John W., who was grandson of the first Christopher ; 
(293) II. Samuel, 7 b. 2 Jan., 1730, m. Grace Ring, of Kingston, 1 Nov., 
1749 ; one of the Committee of Correspondence in the early 
part of the Revolution. He raised and commanded a company in Col. Cot- 
ton's regiment. By over exertion in the battles of Trenton and Princeton, 
his health became so impaired that he was compelled to return home, 
where he d. 17 Feb., 1777, as. 47 ; 

(Jg) III. Gamaliel, 7 b. 2 Sept., 1731, m. 1st, Sarah Alden, of Duxbury, 2d, 
Mary Cooper. He entered the Revolutionary Army, in 
which he was colonel of a regiment, and bore other important civil offices. 
He also served in the " old French war," under Shirley and Pepperell. 
He died in January, 1806 or 1807. He was the father of the late Hon. 
Alden Bradford (306), well known for his numerous historical writings, 
and grandfather of Mr. Duncan Bradford, of Charlestown, H. C, 1824; 
Tm) IV. Seth, 7 b. 14 Sept., 1733, m. Lydia, dau. of Jedidiah Southworth, 
of Duxbury, 7 Feb., 1760. He was known as Capt. Seth 
Bradford, and lived in Duxbury ; 

(gj) V. Paybody, 7 b. 8 March, 1735, m. Welthea Delano, of Kingston, 
1760, resided in Duxbury. He had, by Lydia Freeman, 
of Duxbury, a son, Peabody, b. March, 1757, who was living in Maine last 
year, at the advanced age of 92. He has a large posterity in that State. 
He served four or five years in the Army of the Revolution, and in 1780 
settled in Bakerstown, (now Minot and Auburn, Me.) 

1850.] A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 

(129) VI. Deborah, 7 b. 17 Aug., 1738, ra. Capt. Melzer Adams, of 

Kingston, and had seven children ; 

(130) VII. Hannah/ b. 30 July, 1740, m. Joshua Stanford, of Duxbury, 

13 Nov., 1774. They settled in Connecticut, and afterwards 
in the State of New York, and had five children ; 

(131) VIII. Ruth, 7 b. 5 July, 1743, m. Elijah Sampson, of Duxbury, 3 

Sept., 1761, and had fifteen children. She d. in 1812, and 

he in 1805; 

(§J) IX. Peter, 7 b. 2 June, 1745, m. Abigail Loring, of Pembroke. Set- 
tled first in Winslow, afterward in Readfield, Me., where he 

d. in 1833, se. 88; 

(133) X. Andrew, 7 twin of Peter, m. Mary Turner, of Pembroke. He 
grad. H. C. 1771, was quartermaster in the Army of the 

Revolution, afterwards a teacher of youth ; d. in Duxbury, 1 Jan., 1836, 

se. 90. He had one son, James H., 8 who m. Sally Roulston, of Keene, N. 

H., Nov., 1805. Surgeon in U. S. Army and Navy, has no issue. 

Nathaniel, 6 (47) who m. Sarah Spooner, had: 

(HJ) I. Nathaniel, 7 b. 26 July, 1748, m. Rebecca, dau. of Ichabod 
Holmes, of Plymouth, d. 24 Nov., 1837, in his 90th year. 

She d. 15. Jan., 1838, in her 85th year; 

(135) II. Lemuel, 7 b. 20 Feb., 1750-1, in Plymouth, m. 1st, Mary 

Sampson, and had Lemuel, Thomas, Mary, and George ; 2d, 
Lydia Holmes, and had Cornelius, David, Lydia, and William Holmes. 
Nathan, 6 (50) who m. Elizabeth, had : 

(136) I. Lydia, 7 b. 17 June, 1750, d. 31 July, 1761 ; 

(gj) II. Jonathan, 7 b. 15 May, 1752, m. Mary Southworth, moved to 
Maine ; 

(138) III. Elizabeth, 7 b. 11 April, 1754 ; 

(139) IV. Thomas, 7 b. 18 June, 1755, d. young ; 

(140) V. David, 7 b. 27 March, 1757, d. s. p. in 1840. 

Benjamin, 6 (66) of Kingston, who m. 1st, Zeresh Stetson, and had by her : 

141) I. Thomas, 7 b. 9 Feb., 1733, d. 7 July, 1748 ; 

'142) II. Mikel, 7 b. 16 May, 1735, d.2 Oct. same year ; 

143) III. Perez, 7 b. 3 Sept., 1736, d. 12 July, 1748 ; 

v 144) IV. Lydia, 7 b. 22 June, 1739, d. 16 July, 1748. 

'145) V. Benjamin, 7 b. 8 Feb., 1742, d. 19 July, 1748 ; 

'146) VI. Mary/b. 13 March, d. 9 Aug., 1745 ; 

(147) VII. Lemuel, 7 b. 16 June, 1747, d. 12 July, 1748 ; 

(148) VIII. Lydia, 7 b. 7 June, 1749, m. Levi Holmes, of Kingston. 

This family, remarks Mr. Bradford, was swept off by the 
throat-distemper, mostly in 1748. There were no children by the second 
marriage, hence no male descendants of this branch. Lydia had children, 
whose posterity survived. 
Abner, 6 (67 ) of Kingston, who m. Susannah Porter, had : 

(149) I. Elijah, 7 b. 11 April, 1735 ; 

(150) II. Lewis, 7 b. 1 Oct., 1737, d. June, 1758 ; 

(151) III. Zenas, 7 b. 6 July, 1739, d. July, 1749 ; 

(152) IV Mary 7 , b. 13 June, 1742 ; (153) V. Abigail, 7 21 Aug., 1744; 

154) VI. Israel, 7 b. 17 July, 1748, d. July, 1749 ; 

155) VII. Lydia, 7 b. 20 Dec, 1749; 

156) VIII. Hannah, 7 b. 28 Feb. 1751 ; 

*157) IX. Elisha, 7 b. 10 May, 1753 ; (158) X. Lucy, 7 b. 10 May, 1755 : 
[159) XL Peggy, 7 b. 8 May, 1757, m. Calvin Ripley ; moved to South 
Kingston, R. L ; 

236 A G-enealogy of the Bradford Family. [July? 

(160) XII. Levi, 7 b. 1 July, 1759, m. Polly Ripley; moved to South 

Kingston, R. I. 
Joshua, 6 (68) of Meduncook, Me., who m. Hannah Bradford, had : 
(jg) I. Cornelius/ b. 10 Dec., 1737, m. , lived in Friendship, or 

Gushing, Me. ; 
(162) II. Sarah, 7 b. 16 Oct., 1739 ; (163) III. Rachel, 7 b. 28 Jan., 1741 ; 
(164) IV. Mary, 7 — (165) V. Melatiah, 7 twins, b. 16 March, 1744; 
(gj) VI. Joshua, 7 b. 2 April, 1746, m. Martha Jameson, 26 April, 1773, 

d. 9 May, 1827, se. 81 ; 

(167) VIL Hannah, 7 b. 9 March, 1748; 

(168) VIII. Joseph, 7 b. 19 March, 1751, m. -, lived in Maine, had 

sons, Elisha, 8 Moses, 8 and Joseph 8 ; 

C£) IX. Benjamin, 7 b. 28 May, 1753, m. ; 

(170) X. Elisha, 7 b. 15 Oct., 1755 ; (171) XL Winslow, 7 b. 1757 * 
Ichabod, 6 (69) who m. Mary Johnson, had : 

(172) I. Ichabod, 7 b. 28 Aug., 1744, m. 1st, Rachel Wright, 1775, 2d, 

Ruth Fuller, 1780, lived in Kingston ; 

(173) II. Elizabeth, 7 b. 10 July, 1747 ; (174) III. Rhoda/b. 20 July, 1751 ; 
(175) IV. Lemuel, 7 b. 22 Aug., 1755; (176) V. Anne, 7 b. 15 Apr., 1758. 
Ezekiel, 6 (77 a ) who m. Betsey Chandler, of Duxbury, had : 

(177) I. Ephraim, 7 b. 13 Dec, 1750 ; 

(178) II. Deborah, 7 b. 18 Aug., 1752 ; 

(179) III. William, 7 b. 9 March, 1754; 

(180) IV. Rebecca, 7 b. 22 Sept., 1756 ; 

(181) V. Jesse, 7 b. 7 March, 1758 ; (182) VI Ezekiel, 7 b. 15 Dec, 1759 ; 
(gj) VII. Chandler, 7 b. 15 Aug., 1761 ; 

(184) VIII. Martin, 7 b. 17 Oct., 1763; 

(185) IX. Philip, 7 b. 8 June, 1765 ; (186) X. Betsey, 7 b. 22 Aug., 1767. 

This family settled in Turner, Me , " about the time of the 
revolutionary war." 
Simeon, 6 (77 b ) who settled at No. 4., since Charlestown, N. H., was b. 

28 Aug., 1729 ; his children were : 
(187) I. Asa 7 ; (188) II. Simeon 7 ; (189) III. Joel 7 ; 
(190) IV. Hosea 7 ; (191) V. Elizabeth ; (192) VI. Rebecca/ 
Wait, 6 (77 c ) m. Welthea, dau. of Moses Basset, and had : 

(193) I. Sarah/ m. Snow Keen, of Me.; 

(194) II. Simeon, 7 m. Martha True, of Me. ; 

(195) III. Deborah/ m. William Pitman, of Me. ; 

(196) IV. Ephraim/ rn. Louisa Dawes, of Duxbury, Ms. 
James, 6 (79) who m. 1st, Edith , had: 

(SI) I. Thomas/ b. 14 Nov., 1712, m. Eunice. Adams ; 

(198) II. John/b. 30 Jan., 1715; 

(199) III. Jerusha/ b. 27 June, 1716, m. Jonathan Pellett; 

(fg) IV. William/ b. 1 July, 1718, m. 1st, Zerviah Lothrop, 2d, Mary 
Cleveland, 3d, Martha Warren, 4th, widow Stedman ; 

(201) V. Sarah/ b. 27 Aug., 1720; 

(202) VI. Anna/ m. Eleazer Cleveland ; 

* Though the name is noted as torn off, the date appears to have remained. This last 
entry, supposed to have been the record of the birth of a child, was probably something 
else, for the mother having been killed in 1756, could not be having a child afterwards 
When we had written thus far, our MS. reads, (171) XI. Another child, name gone from the 
record. Since, we have been directed to insert Winslow as the eleventh child, on the au- 
thority of an immediate descendant of (68) Joshua, 6 residing at Friendship. The obvious 
discrepancy we must leave for others to explain. — s. g d. 

1850.] A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 237 

(203) VII. Mary, 7 m. Joseph Woodward. 

Robert, 7 (80) who m. Sarah Stetson, resided in Kingston. He was 
known as Capt. Robert, and d. 12 Aug., 1782. They had : 

(204) I. Peleg, 8 b. 9 March, 1727, m. Lydia Sturtevant, 1746, d. 13 May, 

1804, resided in Kingston. Had Elizabeth, b. 23 Sept., 
1747, James, b. 2 May, 1740, m. Sarah Ellis, of Plympton ; 

(205) II. Zilpha, 8 b. 6 Apr., 1728, m. Thomas Loring,of Duxbury, 1750 ; 

(206) III. Rebecca, 8 b. 31 Dec, 1730, m. Micah Holmes, of Kingston, 

1753 ; 
(JE) IV. John, 8 b. 18 Oct. 1732, m. 1st, Ruth Cobb, of Kingston, 1754, 2d, 

Mrs. Hannah Eddy, of Middleborough, lived in Kingston. 
Had Sylvanus, b. 10 Jan., 1755, m. Irene Briggs, of Halifax, 1773 ; Exu- 
ma, b. 30 March, 1757 ; Priscilla, b. 12 May, 1760, d. 1760 ; Noah, b. 29 
May, 1761. By his 2d wife he had, Stephen, Pelham, Daniel, and Hannah ; 
(208) V. Elethea, 8 b.l3 Dec, 1734; (209) VI. Orpha, b. 28 Dec, 1736; 

(210) VII. Stetson, 8 b. 17 Feb., 1739; 

(211) VIII. Robert, 8 b. 19 Jan., 1741; (212) IX. Sarah, 8 b. 1 Jan. 

1742. These two died in infancy ; 
(213) X. Consider, 8 b. 3 Feb., 1745 ; (214) XL Sarah, 8 b. 4 Feb., 1748 ; 

(215) XII. Robert, 8 b. 11 July, 1750, m. Keziah Little. 
John, 7 (82) who m. Elizabeth Holmes, had : 

(216) I. Elizabeth, 8 m. James Magoun ; 
?217) II. Molly, 8 m. John Churchill; 

(218) III. John, 8 m. Eunice Loring, and had nine children. Polly m. 

Ellis Standish ; Eunice, Asa Washburn ; Olive, Asaph 
Soule ; Susannah, Thomas Ellis ; Nancy, Joseph Sherman ; Sophia, Wil- 
liam Perkins ; Jane, Z. Sherman ; (219) IV. Priscilla, 8 m. Nathaniel Rider ; 
(220) V. Perez, 8 m. 1st, Sarah Prince ; 2d, Lydia Cushman ; had nine 

children by the 1st, and three by the 2d: Christopher P.; 
Loisa, m. Miles Holmes ; Elizabeth, Richard Sayward ; Deborah, Samuel 
Bryant; Ruth, Jonathan Ripley; Lucy P., F. Colly, and H. Cole; Perez, 
Deborah Davis ; Hezekiah, Margaret Parsons ; Sarah, Oliver Churchill ; 
Salome, William Bradford ; (221) VI. Hannah, 8 m. Jabez Waterman ; 

(222) VII. Lydia, 8 m. Levi Bryant ; 

(223) VIII. Oliver, 8 m, Sarah Clapman. Had seven children ; 

(224) IX. William, 8 m. Polly Soule ; had Sabra S., m. Asa Sherman ; 

William, Salome Bradford, Polly, Mercy ; 

(225) X. Mercy, 8 m. Holmes Sears ; 

(226) XL Sarah, 8 m. Jabez Bosworth. 
Gideon, 7 (83) who m. Jane Paddock, had : 

(227) I. Levi, 8 b. 1743, m. Elizabeth Lewis, d. at Homer, N. Y., 1812., 

Had seven children: Lewis,* 1768; Joseph, 1770; Levi, 
1772, m. Mercy Sampson ; Daniel, 1774 ; Ezra, 1776 ; Elizabeth, 1778 ; Sa- 
rah, 1782, m. Josiah Tilson ; (228) II. Joseph, 8 b. 1745, m. Susanna Weeks ; 

(229) III. Sarah, 8 b. 1748, m. Freeman Ellis; 

(230) IV. Samuel, 8 b. 1750, m. 1st, Susanna Vaughan ; 2d, Sarah Fuller ; 

had six children ; Susanna, Abigail, Samuel, Winslow, Na- 
thaniel, Nelson ; 

* It is to this gentleman that Judge Mitchell refers in his history of Bridgewater, as 
having " an accurate genealogical account of the Bradford family." It should be here 
stated, that this pedigree is much indebted to him, who, though now about 82, writes with 
much accuracy and precision in these matters, as letters now before me bear testimony.— 
S. G. D. 

238 A G-enealogy of the Bradford Family. [July, 

(231) V. Gideon, 8 b. 1752, m. Abigail Sampson ; had Zabdiel, m. 

Mary Standish ; Abigail, m. Thomas Ellis ; Gideon, Isaac, 
Sampson, and William ; 

(232) VI. Calvin, 8 b. 1754, m. Lucy Pratt; had Jane, m. Hezekiah 

Cole; Mary; Lucy, Josiah Fuller; Calvin; Luther; Sarah, 
John Frunce ; Phebe ; Joseph W. ; Lydia ; 

(233) VII. Jenny, 8 b. 1756, m. Noah Bisbee. 
Willia n, 7 ( -7) who m. Mary Le Baron, had : 

(234) I. William, 8 b. 1752, m. Betsey B. James. He was a major inth© 

Army of the Revolution, and aide-de-camp to Gen Charles 
Lee. He d. in 1811. Had live children ; 

(235) II. John, 8 m. Jemima Wardwell, d. 1833. Had ten children, but 

their names alone are furnished ; 

(236) III. Ezekiel Hersey, 8 m. 1st, Abby D'Wolf ; 2d, Abby Atwood. 

Had two daughters ; 

(237) IV. Le Baron, 8 b. 1754, m. Sarah, dau. of Thomas Davis, of Ply- 

mouth, by Mercy Hedge. The late Judge John Davis, the 
editor of an edition of Morton's New England's Memorial, was a brother of 
Mrs. Bradford. She d. in 1793. He had one son, Le Baron, b. 1780 ; 

(238) V. Lydia, 8 ra. Charles Collins, Deputy Governor of Rhode Is- 

land, by which marriage there were four daughters ; 

(239) VI. Nancy, 8 m. James D'Wolf, of Bristol, R. I., a gentleman of 

great wealth, who held the important place of Senator in 
Congress, from 1821 to 1825. He d. in 1837, leaving eight children. She 
d. in 1838; 

(240) VII. Mary, 8 b. 1760, m. Henry Goodwin, d. 1834; 

(241) VIII. Hannah, 8 b. 1762, m. G. Baylies, d. 1811. 
Samuel, 7 (91) who m. Lydia Pease, had : 

(242) I. Shubael 8 ; (243) II. Sarah, 8 m. Ephraim Hill ; 
(244) III. Samuel 8 ; (245) IV. Edward Gray 8 ; 
(246) V. Pardon 8 ; (247) VI. Lydia. 8 

James, 7 who m. Zeriah Thomas, had : 

(248) I. Samuel, 8 m. How ; (249) II. Joseph 8 ; 

(250) III. Anthony, 8 b. 6 Sept., 1749, m. Olive Douglass, d. 16 July, 
1819. Had one son, Henry, b. 23 Sept., 1782, m. Lois 
Eaton, d. 5 June, 1823; (251) IV. James 8 ; (252) V. Priscilla, 8 m. 
Lemuel Dorrance ; 

(253) VI. Desire, 8 m. Maj. Waterman Clift; (254 a ) VII. Hannah. 8 
Eliphalet, 7 (95) who m. Hannah Prince, had [They were m. 8 Aug., 
1751, lived in Duxbury. She d. 11 Jan., 1756, rc. 26. He m. 2d, Mrs. 
Oldham] : 

(254) I. Hannah, 8 b. 31 May, 1752, m. Benjamin Freeman, of Duxbury ; 

(255) II. Lydia, 8 b. 28 Jan., 1754, m. Samuel Bradford, (295) of Dux- 

bury; (256) III. Eunice, 8 m. Uriah Wadsworth; 

(257) IV. Lucy, 8 b. 9 Nov., 1758 ; 

(258) V. Abigail, 8 b. 26 Dec, 1759, m. Bisbe Chandler, of Duxbury; 

(259) VI. William, 8 b. 17 Nov., 1761, m. Lucy Sampson. He had a 

dau. Mary, b. 7 Sept., 1789, m. James Soule, of Duxbury; 

(260) VII. Zadock, 8 b. 11 Aug., 1765, m. Lucy Gray, of Kingston, 24 

March, 1795, d. 1 July, 1833. He lived in Duxbury. Had 
Zadock, b. 11 June, 1798, m. Lydia Peterson, of Duxbury ; Nancy, b. 22 
Mar., 1800, m. Seth Barllett, of Duxbury; George, b. 30 Sept., 1801, 
drowned at sea;. Lucy, b. 7 Oct., 1803, m. Bradford Chandler, of Dux- 
bury ; Caroline, b. 24 June, 1805, m. Joshua Cushing, Jr., of Duxbury ; 

1850.] A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 239 

Charles, b. 13 Dec, 1806, drowned, 13 May, 1831 ; Lewis E., b. 15 Nov., 
1809, m. Olive Furber, of N. II.; James, b. 22 Sept., 1812, m. Saviah 
Holmes, of Quincy. 

(261) VIII. Deborah, 8 b. 26 Dec., 1767, m. Freeman Loring, of Dux- 

bury, and had nine children. 
Daniel, 7 (106) who m. 1st, Church, 2d, Jarvis, had : 

(262) I .Priscilla, 8 b. 12 Mar, 1752, m. Col. Sylvester Child. See (106); 

(263) II. Elizabeth, 8 m. Hon. Nathaniel Fales, of Bristol, R. I., and had 

Samuel? Nancy? Betsey? George? and Charles 9 ; 

(264) III. Daniel, 8 b. 1778, m. Sarah Reynolds, d. 27 Feb., 1821. Had 

9 children ; Charles, Joseph, Daniel, Leonard W., Sally, 
Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, and Susan. 

(265) IV. Leonard Jarvis, 8 b. 1779, m. Sarah Turner, d. 27 July, 1812. 

Had Susan J. 1802, ra. W. H. Moshier ; Sarah L. 1803, Jos. 
R. Jarvis; Harriet T. 1806, Nathl. Cogswell; Durfee T. 1810, Hannah 
Munroe ; Leonard, 1808. 

(266) V. Samuel, 8 m. Elizabeth Reynolds. Had Samuel, 1807, d. 1827; 

William, m. Judith Taylor ; Elizabeth, m. L. Cole, 2d ; Ana 
Job, 7 (108) who m. Elizabeth Parkman, had: 

(267) I. Elizabeth, 8 b. 1760, m. Benjamin Reynolds; 

(268) II. Dorcas, 8 b. 1762, m. Silas Noyes, d. 1824; 

(269) III. William B., 8 b. June, 1763, m. Mary Tufts, d. 28 Jan., 1835; 

had, Mary, b. 7 Oct., 1786, m. George Joy Homer; William 
B.,b. 31 Oct., 1787, m. Nancy Child. Elizabeth, b. 26 May, 1789, m.T. 
Bedlington, of Boston ; John R., b. 19 Sept., 1790, m. Phebe Harrington; 
Joseph N., b. 20 Jan., 1796, m. C. W. Harris; 

(270) IV. Abigail, 8 b. 1765, m. Rev. John Allyne, d. 1839; 

(271) V. Rufus, 8 b. 1767, d. 1792 ; 

(272) VI. Joseph N., 8 b. 1769, m. Ann Tufts, d. Oct., 1818. Had Clau- 

dius, b. 20 Jan., 1801, m. Maria W. Bradford ; Eleanor, 
1802, Rev. Benj. Kent; Lawrence, 1803, d. at sea, 1824; Lewis H., 1804; 
Louisa E., 1806, C. H. Thomas ; Charles F., 1806, Eliza E. Hickling. 
George, 7 (117) who lived in Woodstock, Ct., had: 

(273) I. George, 8 b. 1757, m. Susannah Hopkins, d.1823. He settled in 

Providence, R. I. Had William B., 21 Nov., 1781, m. 
Mary Hoppin ; George H., 1783, m. Abby Hoppin ; Stephen H. ; Susan 
H., m. Gideon Davenport ; Sophia, m. Gideon Davenport. 

(274) II. Perez, 8 (275) III. Carpenter, 8 (276) IV. Eseck, 8 (277) V. Syl- 

vester, 8 (278) VI. Hannah 8 . Of these children, 274, 276, 
277, and 278, settled in the State of New York. (279) VII. Matilda 8 . 
John, 7 (118) of whose locality our records are silent, had: 
(280) I. Israel, 8 (281) II. Joel, 8 (282) III. Hannah , 8 m. Peter Mitchell ; 
(283) IV. Walter; 8 (284) V. Jolin, 8 m. — Ford ; (285) VI. Phebe; 8 
(286 a ) VII. Mary 8 . 
Joseph, 7 (119) who m. Beulah Morse, had: 

(286) I. Joel, 8 m. — Mosier. Had Abigail, m. — Sanderson ; Beulah, m. 

Eben Draper ; Lydia, m. Jonathan Coe ; Eunice, m. — 
Tiffany ; Isaac, m. Miss Steere ; James, m. Miss Aid rich ; Seth, m. Miss 
Hawes ; Anne, m. Thos. Arnold ; Joel ; Gardner ; Gamaliel ; Joseph ; 

(287) II. Joseph, 8 m. Abby Hayford. Had Henry N., m. Mary Whipple ; 

Joseph, m. Abby Hall ; 

(288) III. Henry; (289) IV. Chloe, 8 m. John Starbird; (290) T. At* 

240 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [July, 

gail, 8 m. Joseph Johnson ; (291) VI. Sully 8 ; (292) VII. Philena, 8 m. Isaac 

Butts ; (293) VIII. Mary, 8 m. Seth Butts. 

Samuel, 7 (125) who m. Grace Ring of Kingston, had : 

(294) I. Deborah, 8 b. 11 Dec., 1750, m. Capt Melzar Adams, of Kingston ; 

(295) II. Samuel, 8 b. 27 March, 1752, ra. Lydia, dau. of Eliphalet Brad- 

ford, (255) of Duxbury, d. 8 April, 1816, ce. 64. She d. 17 
April, 1828, a:. 74. Had Prince, b. 19 Dec, 1783, m. Harriet Churchill, 
of Duxbury ; Samuel, b. 6 Mar., 1786, m. Anne Sampson, of Duxbury : 
Eunice, b. 1789, ra. Asa Weston, of Duxbury ; George, m. Clara Cobb, of 
Woodstock, Vt. ; 

(296) III. Lydia, 8 b. 6 April, 1754, d. 1770, se. 16 ; 

(297) IV. William, 8 b. 25 Nov., 1755, m. Hamah Parker, of Winslow, 

Me., Mar., 1783. He was known as Capt. William Brad- 
ford ; served several campaigns in the Army of the Revolution, and, about 
17 61, moved to Winslow, and settled on lands which he claimed, as one of 
the heirs of Hon. Gamaliel Bradford, (to whom this township had been 
granted in 1755-6,) where he lived about twenty years. He then removed 
to Palmyra, in the same State, (Me.) where he died. He had Lydia, b. 8 
Sept., 1783, m. Wm. Palmer, had no issue ; William, b. 18 April, 1785, m. 
— Clark, lives in Harlem, Me. ; Olive, b. 8 May, 1787, m. — Miles left 
two children ; Lyman, b. 4 Sept., 1789, d. young ; Bathania, b. 15 May, 
1692, m. — Crocket; Deborah, b. 22 July, 1795, m. — Wilson; Samuel, 
b. 28 April, 1798, lives in St. Albans ; George, b. 18 Sept., 1801, m. — 
lives in St. Albans ; Hannah, b. 1803, lives in St. Albans ; 

(298) V. Welthea, 8 b. 15 Nov., 1757, m. Isaac Drew, of Duxbury, and 

had 12 children; 

(299) VI. Lyman, 8 b. 1 Oct., 1760, d. in the army, near N. Y., Sept., 1776 ; 

(300) VII. Eli, 8 b. Nov. 1762, d. of small-pox, in Philadelphia, in 1781 ; 

(301) VIII. Grace, 8 b. 6 April, 1765, d. unmarried, 8 Feb., 1848, ce. 83 ; 

(302) IX. George, 8 b. 20 Nov., 1767, d. on a voyage to Havana, in 1791 ; 

(303) X. Isaiah, 8 b. 25 Nov., 1T69, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Jabez Dingley,of 

Marshfield, 8 June, 1801, lived in Duxbury, d. 27 Jan., 1489, 
in his 80th year. Had Lucia, b. 2 Oct., 1802, d.l Aug., 1804; Rebecca Dingly, 
b. 11 Aug., 1804; Betsey Ann, b. 17 Feb., 1806, m. Briggs Peterson, of 
Duxbury; William, b. 17 Nov., 1807, m. 1st, Sarah B. Cushman, 2d, Mrs. 
Dorcas Barstow, both of Duxbury; Lucia, b. 4 Sept., 1809, m. Isaac Chan- 
dler, of Duxbury; Lyman, b. 23 Mar., 1812, d. 8 Apl. 1812 ; Newton, b. 
24 Feb., 1813, d. next day; Lyman, b. 10 May, 1815, d. 24 Jan., 1839 ; 
Charles, b. 18 Dec, 1816, m. Rebecca W. Emerson, of Boston; George, 
h. 4 Aug., 1819, m. Charlotte B. Shaw, of Weymouth. 
Gamaliel, 7 (126) who m. Sarah Alden, of Duxbury, had : 
(303 a ) I. Perez, 8 m. Lucy C. Rand, and had Samuel C, and Judith C, m. 

to R. Huntington ; 

(304) II. Sophia, 8 b. 16 Nov., 1761 ; 

(305) III. Gamaliel, 8 b. Nov., 1763, m. Elizabeth Hickling. He served 

with his father in the Army of the Revolution, and had a 
lieutenant's commission at the age of 17. His children were Sarah, m. 
Samuel Ripley ; Gamaliel, b. 17 Nov., 1795, ra. Sophia Rice, d. 22 Oct., 
1839; Elizabeth; Daniel N., d. 1821; Martha T., m. J. Bartlett; John 
B. ; Margaret S., m. S. Ames ; George P. ; Hannah R., m. A. H. Fiske ; 

(306) IV. Alden, 8 b. 19 Nov., 1765, m. Margaret Stevenson, d. 26 Oct., 

1843, ae. 78. (He grad. H. C, 1786, many years a clergy- 
man, Secretary of State, Massachusetts, &c Among his principal publi- 
cations are the Hist, of Mass., 3 vols., 8vo., Life of Dr. Jonathan Mayhew, 

1850.] A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 241 

8vo., Hist, of the Federal Government, 8vo., and a duodecimo volume of 
New England Biography. But we should not omit to mention the valuable 
volume of Mass. State Papers, which he published.) Had children, Marga- 
garet B., b. 28 May, 1796, m. Wra. H. Eliot ; Wm. John A. b. 19 Nov., 1797 ; 
Lucy Ann, b. 14 Sept., 1800, m. Henry Dwight; Thomas G., b. 13 Dec, 
1802 ; Duncan, b. 15 Aug., 1804, m. Elizabeth Jaques ; Isabella T., b. 29 
April, 1806; Sarah, 29 Apr., 1808; John Robinson, 31 Sept., 1808, d. 24 
Oct., 1828. 

(307) V. Sarah, 8 b. 24 Feb., 1708, m. William Hickling ; 

(308) VI. Jerusha, 8 m. Ezra Weston ; 

(309) VII. Daniel, 8 b. 27 Dec, 1771, m. 1st, Sarah Drew, 2d, Nancy 

Blanchard. Had Sarah, m. A. Frazer: Daniel; Jerusha; 
Welthea; Frances, m. Thomas Frazer; William; 

(310) VIII. Gershom, 8 b. 3 Feb., 1774, m. Sarah B. Hickling, d. 8 Aug., 

1844. Had Maria W., m. Claudius Bradford; Lucia A. ; 
Elizabeth H. ; Charlotte. 
Seth, 7 (127) who m. Lydia Southworth, had : 

(311) I. Joel, 8 b. 29 Oct., 1761, went into the Army of the Revolution ; 

and d. near New York, in Oct., 1776 ; 

(312) II. Isaac, 8 b. 20 Feb., 1763, m. Hannah Trask, of Gloucester, 

Ms., settled in North Yarmouth, Me. Had Henry, b. a. 
1793, d. at sea, unm. ; Johu, b. a. 1795 ; Adeline, b. a. 1796, m. William 
Park ; Seth, b. a. 1798, d. at sea, unm. ; Isaac, b. a. 1800 ; 

(313) III. Lydia, 8 b. 6 Aug., 1765, m. Dea. Dury Wadsworth, of Dux- 

bury, and had nine children ; 

(314) IV. Abigail, 8 b. 20 March, 1768, d. young; 

(315) V. Hannah, twin of Abigail, d. 19 Oct., 1847 ; 

(315 a ) VI. Seth, 8 b. 21 March, 1770, m. 1st, Abigail Bailey; 2d, Bet- 
sey Sables, lived in Charlestown. Children : Hannah, m. 
Thomas Sampson, of Charlestown; Susannah, m. Eben Davis ; Abigail, d. 
in infancy ; Nancy, m. Isaac Kendall; Abigail, m. Thomas Sables ; Eliza, 
m. Simeon Gove. By his 2d wife he had Ephraim ; William ; Seth ; Ly- 
dia Rogers, m. Job Clap, of Scituate ; Charlotte, m. David Briggs, of Scit- 
uate ; John James ; Charles Lewis ; George Loring ; Mary Warner ; 

(316) VII. Sarah, 8 b. 15 April, 1773, m. Ezra Cushman, of Duxbury, 

19 Nov., 1798. She d. 28 Oct., 1847, se. 74. They had 
three children ; 

(317) VIII. Susannah, 8 twin of Sarah, m. Joseph Brewster, of Duxbury, 

1796. She d. 1805. Had a dau. Lydia, b. 9 Feb., 1797, 
m. Otis Weston, of Duxbury ; 

(318) IX. John, 8 b. 15 May, 1776, d. 14 Oct., 1791 ; 

(319) X. Southworth, 8 b. 20 May, 1780, d. at sea, in 1804, leaving no 

family ; 

(320) XL James, 8 b. 2 Nov., 1783, m. Zeraiah Bryant, of Plympton, 4 

May, 1804; lived in Duxbury, was a ship-master, and d. on 
board his ship in the Mississippi River, above New Orleans, 30 May, 
1820. Had children : James, b. 27 Sept., 1806, m. Mary Ann Cobb, of 
Taunton; Southworth, b. 10 Aug., 1807, m. Asenath Thrasher, of Middle- 
boro' ; Oren, b. 25 Sept., 1808, m. Eunice Hubbard, of Waltham ; Erne- 
line, b. 21 Aug., 1809, m. James Bartlett, of Plymouth; Seth, 26 Jan., 
1812 ; Sarah Prince, b. 13 June, 1813, m. Julius B. Champney, of Leomin- 
ster ; Catherine, b. 16 Aug., 1816, d. 14 April, 1817 ; Charles, b. 26 July, 
1815, d. 16 April, 1832 ; Alden, b. 17 March, 1818. 
Peabody, 7 (128) who m. Welthea Delano, of Kingston, had : 

242 A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. [July, 

(321) I. Peabody, 8 b. 1 March, 1757, m. widow Hannah Freeman, 29 

July, 1788 ; settled in Bakerstown, now Minot, Me. ; 

(322) IL Lewis, 8 b. 24 Aug., 1761, m. Priscilla Tupper, of Kingston. 

Lived in the house that was his father's, at Duxbury, d. at 
Boston, Oct., 1832. She d. at Boston, also, in 1834. Children: Henry, 
b. 5 Nov., 1786, m. Ruth Bates, 1814, d. at sea, in 1816, without issue ; 
George, b. 19 Oct., 1788, m. Mrs. Priscilla Ingraham, of Boston ; Lewis, 
b. 23 Sept., 1791 ; Charles, b. 22 Feb., 1794, m. Eraeline Ingraham, of 
Boston ; Welthea, b. 6 June, 1796, m. Batholomew Trow, of Roxbury; 
Polley, b. 23 Oct., 1801, m. Joseph French, of Hartford, Ct.; Sally, b. 8 
July, 1805, m. Benjamin Sampson, of Kingston ; Lucia, b. 27 April, 1809, 
m. Martin Sampson, of Kingston ; 

(323) III. Ira, 8 b. 27 June, 1763, d. at sea, leaving no family ; 

(324) IV. Permely, 8 b. 30 Nov., 1764, m. Nathl. Little, settled in Ohio ; 

(325) V. Charles, 8 b. 7 Aug., 1767, m. , went to Alexandria, 

D. C., had a daughter Catharine ; 

(326) VI. Cynthia, 8 b. 29 March, 1770, m. Rufus Washburn, moved to 

Portland, Me. ; 

(327) VII. Joah, 8 b. 11 Feb., 1772, d. in Portland, unmarried; 

(328) VIII. Silvia, 8 b. 8 Feb. 1774, m. Ichabod Washburn, of Kingston, 

settled in Worcester ; 

(329) IX. Welthea, 8 b. 9 April, 1776, died young; 

(330) X. Lucy, 8 b. 28 Oct., 1778, m. Joseph Bartlett, of Kingston ; 

(331) XI. Ira, 8 b. 17 April, 1783, settled in Portland, had no children. 
Peter, 7 (132) who m. Abigail Loring, of Pembroke, had : 

(332) I. Judith, 8 b. 27 April, 1770; 

(333) II. Priscilla, 8 b. 16 June, 1773, m. William Rand, of Kingston; 

(334) III. Alexander, 8 b. 8 Dec, 1776 ; 

(335) IV. Nathaniel 8 ; (336) V. Policy, 8 m. Rollins, of Winslow ; 

(337) VI. Betsey, 8 m. Joshua Merrill, of Portland, Me. ; 

(338) VII. Martin 8 ; (339) VIII. Andrew, 8 m. Almira Merrill, of Portland, 
Nathaniel, 7 (134) who m. Rebecca Holmes, had: 

(340) I. Nathaniel, 8 m. Mrs. Deborah, (dau. of Geo. Sampson) Wright. 

He removed to the city of New York, d. there 11 June, 1830, 
a3. 55. Had Nathaniel, Deborah, Benjamin, Rebecca, Elizabeth ; 

(341) II. Joseph, 8 m. Nancy Barnes, live in Plymouth. Had Nathaniel, 

Joseph, Edward, James ; 

(342) III. John Rowland, 8 unm. ; (343) IV. Sarah, 8 unm. ; 

(344) V. Ephraim, 8 b. 1785, m. 1st, Hannah Morton, of Plymouth ; 

2d, Lucy Peterson, of Duxbury. Had Eleanor ; Ephraim, 
m. Lucy Keen, of Duxbury ; Sally, ra. Briggs B. Delano, of Duxbury ; 
Hannah ; Morton ; Morton, m. Catharine Burt, of Plymouth. By the 2d 
marriage, were John, b. 27 Nov., 1823 ; Lucy, b. 19 Oct., 1825, d. 1847 ; 
George, b. 3 June, 1828 ; Lucy, b. 7 Feb., 1831 ; Ellen ; 

(345) VI. Rebecca, 8 m. Samuel Doton, of Plymouth ; 

(346) VII. Benjamin, 8 m. Hannah Cloutman ; 

(347) VIII. Elizabeth, 8 d. in 1800, in infancy. 
Jonathan, 7 (137) who m. Mary Southworth, had : 

(348) I. Elizabeth 8 ; (349) II. David 8 ; (350) III. Mary 8 ; 
(351) IV. Joanna 8 ; (352) V. Jonathan 8 ; (353) VI. Lucy 8 ; 
(354) VII. William 8 ; (355) VIII. John Southworth. 8 
Cornelius, 7 (161) had: 

(356) I. Joshua 8 ; 

1850.] A Genealogy of the Bradford Family. 243 

(356 n ) II. Josephus, 8 b. 10 Feb., 1768, wife Hannah, lived in Cushing, 
Me., d. 31 March, 1846, ae. 78. Children : Ebenezer, b. 11 
Sept., 1796, m. Annis Lawry, 26 May, 1822 ; Josephus, b. 2 Oct., 1798, 
m. Eliza Robinson; Sally, b. 5 Sept., 1800, m. James Young; Mary, b. 
19 June, 1802, m. William Johnston; Joshua, b. 20 Sept., 1806, m. Su- 
sannah Sprowl ; Isaac, b. 7 March, 1808, m. Nancy Morton; Susannah, 
twin of Isaac, m. Ebenezer Morton ; Thomas, b. 9 June, 1813, m. Sarah 
Adams; (357) III. Winslow 8 ; 

(358) IV. Frederick, 8 had sons, John, Frederick, and James ; 

(359) V. James 8 ; 

(360) VI. Cornelius, 8 cast away on Grand Manan Island, and perished. 
Joshua, 7 (166) who m. Martha Jameson, and lived in Friendship, Me., had : 

(361) I. Rachel, 8 b. 29 Aug., 1774, d. March, 1820 ; 

(362) II. Paul, 8 b. 17 Aug., 1776, d. 6 Sept., 1798 ; 

(363) III. Isaiah, 8 b. 18 July, 1778, m. , Dec, 1799, lives in Maine. 

Had Nancy, 1800; Paul, 1802; Isaac, 1804, d. in New Or- 
leans; James, 1806; Martha, 1809; William, 1811 ; Lydia, 1813; 

(364) IV. Nancy, 8 b. 6 Oct., 1780, m. , Jan., 1804; 

(365) V. Robert, 8 b. 14 Dec, 1784, m. ; 

(366) VI. Ann, 8 b. 10 Jan., 1785, m. , 1803; 

(367) VII. Cornelius, 8 b. 19 Feb., 1788, m. , 1 Jan., 1812, lives in 

Friendship, Me. Had Henry, 1813; Alexander, 1815; 
Mark, 1818, d. 1824 ; Julia, 1820, d. 1824; Mark, 1825, m. 1849 ; 

(368) VIII. Joshua, 8 b. 30 July, 1791, m. , 1816. 

Benjamin, 7 (169) who was born in Kingston, lived for a time in Maine, 
from thence he removed to the Province of New Brunswick. 
He had : 

(369) I. Daniel 8 ; (370) II. Benjamin 8 ; (371) III. Joshua. 8 -— 

[This may not have been the order of the children, and there 
may have been others, but this is as far as our notes enable us to go.] 
Chandler, 7 (183) who m. Sarah French, 1784, and resided in Turner, Me., 


(372) I. Benjamin, 8 b. 1784, m. Patty Bisbee, of East Bridgewater, 

1809. Had Flora C, b. 14 April, 1810, m. Merrit Coolidge ; 
Osca, b. 4 April, 1811, m. John W. Bigelow ; Celia, b. 20 Oct., 1812, m. 
Elisha Coolidge; Benjamin Rush, b. 30 March, 1814, d. same year; Car- 
oline S., b. 4 May, 1815, m. Joel H. Bigelow; Benjamin R., b. 1817, d. 
1818 ; Benjamin F., b. 8 March, 1819, d. 1844; Henry B., b. 7 March, 
1821, m. Lydia J. Norton ; Martha B., b. 11 Oct., 1822, m. Joseph M. 
Locke; Roxana K., b. 29 Nov., 1824; Albina E., b. 12 March, 1827, d. 
1845 ; Sarah F., b. 6 July, 1830, d. 1848 ; Algernon S., b. 5 March, 1832 ; 

(373) II. Lurana, 8 b. 4 May, 1786, d. in infancy; 

(374) III. Seth, 8 b. 1788, m. Lydia, dau. of Elisha Record, of Minot, 

Me., 1818. Had Marcia A., b. 18 Dec, 1818, m. Hamilton 
Martin; Benjamin A., b. 15 Oct., 1820; Laura, b. 19 March, 1825; 
Horace, b. 7 Oct., 1828 ; Justina, twin ; Ardelia, b. 8 Feb., 1838; 

(375) IV. Sarah, 8 b. 15 March, 1790, m. Dr. Justus Conant ; 

(376) V. Betsey, 8 b. 27 Feb., 1792, m. A. Dillingham; 

(377) VI. Celia. 8 b. 29 Dec, 1793, d. 29 May, 1812; 

(378) VII. Olive, 8 b. 10 May, 1796, m. Luther Bailey, 1817; 

(379) VIII. Laura, 8 b. 28 Nov., 1798, m. Elisha Stetson, of Auburn, Me. ; 

(380) IX. Roxa, 8 b. 16 Oct., 1800, d. young; 

(381) X. Xoa, 8 b. 28 Sept., 1803; 

(382) XI. Chandler, 8 b. 10 March, 1806, m. Roxana Freeman ; 

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(383) XII. Lurana, 8 b. 2 June, 1810, m. Horace Cary, of Auburn, Me. 
Thomas, 7 (107) who m. Eunice Adams, had: 

(384) I. Thomas, 8 b. 23 March, 1734, d. 12 Feb., 1763; 

(385) II. John, 8 b. 1 July, 1735, d. 18 May, 1750; 

(oSG) III. Susannah, 8 b. 12 Feb., 1737, m. Ebenezer Brown ; 
(387) VI. Eunice, 8 b. 6 April, 1739, d. 3 March, 1750; (388) V. Edith, 3 
b. 3 Oct., 1741, m. Asa Bacon; (389) VI. Lydia, 8 b. 6 Mar., 1744, d. 24 
May, 1750 ; (390) VII. James, 8 b. 4 Jan , 1746, d. 27 Sept., 1749 ; 

(391) VIII. Samuel, 8 b. 27 July, 1748, m. Lydia Dean. Had Sarah, b. 

16 Nov., 1778, d. 22 Dec, 1783; Annis, 22 Nov., 1780, m. 
Daniel Butts ; Samuel, 18 Jan., 1783; Sarah, b. 3 Dec, 1784, m. Elisha 
Butts; Pamela, b. 30 April, 1788, m. Calvin Woodward; Simeon, 20 Sept., 

1794, m. Henrietta Hyde ; 

(392) IX. Submit, 8 b. 21 Feb., 1750, m. Joseph Pellett ; 

(393) X. Thomas, 8 b. 29 Jan., 1751, m. Philena Davidson, d. 8 June, 

1807. Had Susannah, d. 1798; Polly, b. 18 March, 1790 ; 
Archibald, 12 Jan., 1792, m. Emeline Hyde; Edith, b. 20 Aug., 1794, m. 
Maj. M. Tyler ; 

(394) XI. John, 8 b. 12 Aug., 1754, m. 1st, Bethiah Bond, 2d, Sally Wil- 

William/ (200) who m. Zerviah Lothrop, and others, had, by the first ; 

(395) I. Zerviah, 8 b, 6 Sept., 1740 ; and by his second ; 

(396) II. Mary, 8 b. 1 March, 1744, m. William Pellet; 

(397) III. William, 8 b. 4 March, 1745, m. Anna Spaulding, d. 1800; 

(398) IV. Ebenezer, 8 b. 29 May, 1746, m. Elizabeth Green, d. 3 Jan., 

1801. Had Ebenezer G., b. 19 Feb., 1777, m. 1st, 

Ballus, 2d, Cowden; William, b. 8 June, 1779 ; John M., b. 15 May, 

1781, m. Mary Lusk ; Jacob P., b. 18 Jan., 1783, m. — — Hobson ; Eliza- 
beth, b. 22 Dec, 1784, m. Rev. N. Todd; James, b. 11 Sept., 1786, m. 
Margaret Flint; Moses, b. 11 Oct., 1788, m. Phebe George; Henry,! 
J ily, 1790 ; Mary C, b. 25 Mar., 1792, m. John Richards ; 

(399) V. David, 8 b. 8 May, 1748, m. Rhoda Palmer. Had Mary, b. 10 

July, 1771, m.- Murdock; Ebenezer, b. 18 Aug., 1773 ; 

Tryphena, b. 18 Dec, 1778 ; Pamela, m. John May ben ; Rhoda ,b. 7 Apr. ? 

(400) VI. John, 8 b. 27 July, 1750, m. 1st, Elizabeth Bond— 2d, Hannah 

Lyon. Had Jonas, b. 1 Mar., 1774, d. 28 Sept., 1775; 
Ebenezer, b. 10 Mar., 1775, d. 31 Mar., 1776; Alice, m. James Adams, 
Jr.; Lydia, b. 9 April, 1779, m. Rinaldo Burleigh; Moses, b. 11 June, 
1781 ; William, b. 28 Sept., 1783, m. 1st, Mehitabel Parish— 2d, Zerviah 
; Luther, b. 17 July, 1786, m. Clarissa Fuller ; 

(401) VII. Joshua, 8 b. 17 Oct., 1751, m. Anna Cleveland. Had Anna, b. 

Dec, 1775; Mary,b. 1 Dec, 1775; James, b. 27 Oct., 1777 ; 
Joshua, b. 12 April, 1779. (402) VIII. Abigail, 8 b. 2 Sept., 1753. m. Lewis 
Barton. (403) IX. James, 8 b/l Feb., 1755, d. 17 Sept., 1755; (404) 
X. Olive, 8 b. 13 July, 1756, m. Hezekiah Bar-stow; (405) XI. Josiab,* 
b. 25 Nov., 1757, m. Elizabeth Merritt, d. 10 Mar., 1796. Had Merritt, b. 

2 March, 1786, m. Lucy Foote, d. 28 Jan., 1846 ; Elizabeth, 
b. 7 June, 1788 ; Mary C, b. 2 Sept., 1789 ; Beulah, 5 April, 1791, d. 2 Nov., 
1815 ; James, b. 25 Jan., 1793, m. Maria Morse ; William J. b. 10 March. 

1795, m. Laura Greene. (406) XII. A daughter, d. immediately ; 

(407) XIII. Lydia, 8 b. 2 July, 1760, m. Rufus Hibbard; 

(408) XIV. Beulah, 8 b. 3 Sept., 1763, m. Moses Butterfield ; 

1850.] Epitaph of Elihu Yale, Esq. 245 

(409) XV. Moses 8 , b. 6 Aug., 1765, m. 1st, Charlotte Bradstreet— 2d, 

Sarah Eaton. Had Charlotte, m. Bradstreet ; Frances 

M. ; Samuel; Moses; David; Ebenezer; Sarah. 
By his 3d wife, he had: 

(410) XVI. Joseph, 8 b.22 Jan., 1767, d. 23 Sept., 1775; 

(411) XVII. Benjamin, 8 b. 29 March, 1768, m. Ruby Allen. Had Maria, 

b. 24 Aug., 1798, d. 2 Jan., 1799 ; Emily, b. 6 July, 1801, 
m. Joseph Wedge ; Keziah, b.29 Mar., 1805 ; Sophronia, b. 11 April, 1807, 
m. Thomas Wedge; (412) XVIII. Keziah, 8 b. 11 June, 1770, d. 20 June, 
1770; (413) XIX. Zerviah, 8 b. 12 June, 1770 r d. 23 Sept., 1775; 
(414) XX. Samuel W., 8 b. 5 Nov., 1772, d. 3 Sept., 1775. 


WHO DIED 22 JULY, 1721. 


Born in America, in Europe bred, 

In Africa travell'd, and in Asia wed, 

Where long he liv'd and thriv'd, at London dead. 

Much good, some ill he did; so hope all's even, 

And that his soul thro' mercy 's gone to heav'n. 

You that survive, and read, take care 

For this most certain exit to prepare ; 

For only the actions of the just 

Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.* 

Governor Elihu Yale was born at New Haven, 5 April, 1648. 
He is said to hare been son of Thomas, who was of the same town in 1638, 
and nephew of David, who was of Boston in 1640, but upon what authority 
is not known. He went when very young to England, probably about the 
year 1658, where he received his education. At about the age of thirty, he 
removed to the East Indies, where he lived nearly twenty years, and ac- 
quired a very large estate. He is distinguished for having introduced auc- 
tions into England ; the first of which was about the year 1700, of some 
goods brought home by him from Fort George, in the East Indies, of which 
place he had been governor. While in the East Indies, he married a native, 
the widow of Gov. Hinmers, by whom he had three daughters : Catharine, 
who married Dudley North, generally known as Lord North, the grandson 
of the Earl of Guilford ; Ann, who married Lord James Cavendish, son of 
the Duke of Devonshire ; and Ursula, who never married. He spent the 
remainder of his days in England, where he was made Governor of the East 
India Company, f New England authorities say he died at Wrexham, in 
Wales, 8 July, 1721, se. 73 ; but from the epitaph it would appear that he 
died on the 22d of July, at London, although buried at the family seat, in 
Wales. It is owing to the munificence of this individual that the College at 
New Haven bears the name of Yale College. N. b. s. 

* The last two lines are taken from those delightful stanzas of Shirley, entitled " Death's 
Final Conquest." 

t Farmer, Clap, &c. To the copies of this epitaph printed in this country is prefixed — 
" Under this tomb lyes interr'd Elihu Yale, 
of Place- Gronow, Esqr. ; born 5 th April, 1648, 
; * 'and dyed the 8th of July, 1721, aged 73 years." 


Extracts from Dover Town Records. 



[Communicated by Alonzo Hall Quint, A B., of Dover, N. H.] 

in the west sied of y e Back Reuer or ouer y e back Reuer. 
A Record of y e 20 Acker loetes as theay waer in order Giuen and layd 
out to the inhabetants hoes names are hereunder rnensh e ned with the nora- 
ber of the loet to each pertickler man : As it was fownd Recorded by Wil- 
liam Wallden in a pese of paper in the year 42 wich lots ar in Breadth at 
the water side 40 Poell and in lenketh 80 pole up in to the woods 

Edward Starbuck 14 

Samewell Haynes 15 

this 15 th loett was resined to John 
Hill and by him sold unto William 
follett as was aknoledge 
Robert Huggins 16 

John Croesse 17 

this 1 7 th Lott is exchanged by Jn° Dam 
w th Lt. Pomfret ffor the 12* Lott 
Tho layton 18 

John Hall 19 

Hatabell Nutter 20 

Elenrey Becks 21 

John Westell 22 

Richard Pinkham 24 

Nam Thomas Roberds 


Richard Roggers 


Henrey Tebetes 


M r larkham 


Edward Collcord 


George Webe 


John Tuttle 


William Storey 


Barthey Smey 


John groue 


John Dam 


Wm Pomfrett 


this 12 th lott is exchanged w th deacor 


dam for the Seuenteenth Lott 

William Hillton Sin 


Note. The remarks opposite Nos. 12, 15, and 17 are in a different writing.— Copyist 

The lottes w 

written ye 18 day of sd march 1648 

Antoney Emerey ( - - - ) yerkeres 

for Ma r Belley — 6 yerkeres 
George Wallton — 6 yerkeres 
Ye charch 12 yerkeres 

John Hall — 6 yerkeres 
John Hard — G yerkeres 
Henrey Becke 6 yerkeres 

10 William Walldon 6 yerkeres 

11 Ma r Nuter 6 yerkeres 

This 11th lot is Exchanged with Edward 
Colcord for his 6 acker lote g* marsh in 
the great Baye 

12 John newgrowe 6 yerkeres 

13 Henerey Lanstafe 6 yerkeres 

14 John Goddere 6 yerkeres 

15 James Newett 6 yerkeres 

16 Robert Hurkenes 6 yerkeres 

17 James Rallenes 6 yerkeres 

18 William fforbowre 6 yerkeres 

19 Richard Walldone 6 yerkeres 

20 John Backer 6 yerkeres 
Hatevili Nutter 

Richard Walden 
John (indefinable) 
John Hall jj his marke 
John Goddar 
James Newtt 

These last 6 names, or 5 rather, are auto- 
graphs. — Copyist. 

The Tax list for 1648, printed in the " Register," Vol. IV. p. 31, in 
which the following corrections should be made, viz. 

for Jo. Lyall, read Jo : Hall. 

for Jonas Burns, read Jonas Binns. 

on the preceding page, for John Lyall read John Hall, 


Extracts from Dover Town Records. 


D. The Tax list, for 1649, contains the following additional names : " John 
Hill, Samewell Astin, James Ordeway, Francis Trickey, John Roberts, 
John laues, James Wall." 

The list for 1G50 has the names of John Hall, Juner, Thomas Clay- 
ton, William Wentworth, Goodie Feilld, Abraham Raedfoerd. 

E. (1653 : 2 mo : 5.) these are freemen. 

Capt. Walden Tho : Roberts 

w) fuiber Hen: lankstaffe 

Val : Hill : John Godard 

Elder Nutter Rich : pincham 

Elder Starbooke mr Maude 

Tho: Cany Rich: Yorke 

Hen : Tibit James Rawlins 

James Nute w) Story 

w) pomfret m r Smith 

Tho : layton m r gibens 

John Dam Elder Winford 

w) beard m r Clemens 

F. (No 

taken y e oath of 
John bickford 
John Olt 
Ambrose gibens 
w) Roberts 
Joseph Austine 
Phillep luis 
John Hird 
John Roberts 
Tho: beard 
Antoney Nutter 
w) willyams 
James bunker 
Peter Coffine 
John H(a)neson 
Phillep Chisley 
Richard Otis 

date, but before the end of 1655. 


John Pillin 
Tho: willy 
Oliuer Kent 
Rich : Cater 
Tho: Trickey 
Tho : Johnson 
Mi hill brawne 
w) willyams Junr 
Rafe Hall 
Richard Dr 
John Martin 
John Hall Deacon 
John Robertes 
John Hilton 
Tho : Nocke 

G. (1656 :2 mo : 24) John Curtis, Josephfe Sanders exsepte(d) inhab- 

1657: 4 mo: 17. John Woodman, James Grant exsepte into the 
towne as inhabetants. 


(d) Henry Tebites 
(d) John Hall Deacon 
(d) Tho layton 
(d) Tho Beard 
(d) Rafe Hall 
(d) John Tuttell 
(d) John Roberds 
(d) Jermey Tebittes 

A Rate this 21th of July 1657 

(d) Tho Caney 
(d) Josephfe Astin 
(d) James nutt 
(d) Isake nash 
(d) wm Storey 
(d) m r Roberds 
(d) wm Pomfrett 
(d) Rafe Twamly 


Extracts from Dover Town Records. 


Jedediah Andres 
(d) John hillton 
(d) Tho Downes 

(d) Tho nocke 
(c) Capt Wallden 

Nat hell wife 
John hance 

(e) Tho : hanson 
(c)' Ed Patterson 
(c) Rob Jonaes 
(c) James kid 
(c) John heard 

(c) Joh(n) louering 
(c) will hackett 

(c) Rich Oettes 

(d) Job Clemant 
(c) Fetter Coffin 
(c) Rich Sloper 

(c) Phelep Cromwell 

will Pylle 

John key 
(c) will Sheffilld 

will shillfilld 

John meader 
(c) Elder Starbucke 
(c) nathell Starbuck 

Capt wiggins and m r Broghton 
(c) for henrey hobes 

henrey magoune 

John Cernicle (a true copy) 

(c) James Grant 
Patrick the 

(d) John dam 
(d) wm Tomson 
(b) Sargant Hall 
(b) Sargant ffurber 
(b) Antoney nutter 

Tho Roberts Juner 

(b) henrey lankster 
(6) Tho f rickey 

John Hall 
(b) John Bickford 
(b) Richard Caetter 
(b) James Rallines 

Richard Cauell 
(or) will Hill 
(or) wm Beard 
(or) Rob Bernam 
(or) wra Roberts 
(or) wm willyams 
(or) James Bunker 
(o?') wm follett 
(or) Tho: Johnson 
(or) Rice howwell 
(or) Rob Junkins 
(or) Phellepe Chesley 
(or) Tho Steuenson 
(or) mathew Gilles 
(or) mathew willyams 
(or) wm Drew 
(or) Charells Adames 
(or) Oleur keintt 
(or) m rs mathewes 
Tho Bickford 
(or) Tho welley 
(or) John Allt 
(or) Richard Bray 
(or) John Hill 
(or) John Daues 
(or) Tho fFootman 
(or) Richard yorke 
(or) John martine 
(or) John Godder 
(or) John woodman 
(or) Josephef lielld 
(or) m r ) Pitman 

Note. — The tax-list for the next year contains the names of those living in Cochechae, 
Bloody Point, and Dover Neck, but is incomplete, not containing the names of those 
taxed at Oyster River. This is supplied, however, by a list of 1657, of Oyster River. 

In the above list, I have marked the residences as they were in 1657-8. 

I. Henrey hobes receued an inhabetant the 15 : 1 mo :f 8 . 10th. 11 mo :58. 
At ye same time Thomas Lundall, Richard Hubberd, Henery Browne, 
Patriarch Jemeson, Edward Erwin, Walter Jackson, James Murry, 
Thomas Dowty, James Air, James Middleton — all these receuied 
Inhabitants the day abovesaid. 

At a Publick towne meeting holden the 6:4: 59 M r Daued Leu- 
decoes P2dlin, John Hance, Humphrey Varney — these taken in to the 
town Inhabetants. 

J. The tax-list for 1659, furnishes the following additional names: At 
Oyster River; — William Graues, James Jackson, James Oer, John Bar- 

850.] Extracts from Dover Town Records. 249 

ber, Beniaman Hall, James nutt Juner, John Diuell, Roberd Hus- 
sey, William Risley. 

In the other parts of the town : — M r Cimball {Kimball) M r Edmond 
Busnall, M r Chad well, Beniamin Chad well, John Statkom, Richard 
Knight, wedoe Storey, Jonathan Hillton, William Ferbush, John Ash : 
Cristin dalak, Petter Grant, Jeremi marcom, Samewell Wentworth, 
will Home, Tho Payne, Richard Morgin, Richard Rooe, Richard 
Toser, m r Andrew Wiggin, George Vesey, William Smeth, lasares 

K. (18 : 4 mo : 1660) Isake Stokes, John Wengett receued inhabetants 
the same day. 

Tho : Humphrey Receued inhabitant this Day, being y° : 16th of 
July 1660. 

(5 : 4 mo. 1661) The same day Thomas Hansone and Thomas 
humfreys tooke the oath of fideillitie. 

(2 : 3 mo. 1662) Richard Rooe exsepted an inhabetant. 

(5:4 mo. 1662) John Scrieuen exsepted an inhabetant. 

L. The tax list for 1662 presents the additional names of 

(Dover Neck) Thomas Kimble, (the M r Cimball above) Edward 
Waymoeth, Christopher Batt. 

(Cochechae) James Coffin, Roberd Euens, John Chirch, John 
Steuen, John Addams, Tobey Hanson, Clement Rafe. 

At Bloody Point,— William Shuckforth. 

At Oyster River. — hew Donn, Dauey Cromwell (taxed with Philip) 
Henrey holloway, William Perkens, Teage Reiall, William Jones. 

The list for 1663, has, on Dover Neck, Petter Clanfilld, wedoe w 

At Cochechae, — John Kiniston, Richard Seaman, Antoney Page, 
John Sharpe, Capt. Clark. 

At Oyster River, — Thomas Morrise, Dauey Danell, Steuen Robin- 
son, Patrick denmark. 

The list for 1664 has, 

On Dover Neck, — Elexsander Wallden, William Wallden ; at Co- 
chechae Gorg Wallden, William Kempe, micome the Scotchman. 

At Oyster River: — James huggins, Sacrey Filld, William Dergin. 

M. (10 : 8 : 1665) Thomas Whithouse receued an inhabetant upon 
these tarmes as followeth that is to say that the towne not being of a 
Capasety to giue accomedatation as heir to foer do exsep him apon noe 

other tarmes than what he by parchus, hehaeth bo haueing come- 

neg for Cattell and noe other preueledg. 

(19 : 1 : 1665-6) Thos Egerly, Steuen Jones, James Coffin, John 
Chirch, John fost, Roberd Euens, Steuen Robinson these parsons 
are receiued upon the same tarmes that Thomas Whithouse an other 
wear receued. 

N. The list for 1665 has, 

At Dover Neck, — Joseph Whitehouse, Thomas Rallines, John 

At Bloody Point — Ichabod Rallines, John Bickford Juner. 
At Cochechae, — Biniamin Heard, John hame (ham) Jeremie hos- 
son, Thomas hanson Juner. 


'250 Extracts from Dover Toivn Records. [July, 

At Oyster River, — Joseph Steuenson, Nichles Haris, Robert Wat- 

son, henrey frenchman 
The list for 1666 has, 

At Dover Neck, — henrey kerke 

At Bloody Point, — Abraham Nute, Thomas Pinkom 

At Cochechae, — Samewell hale, J(e)nkin Jones, wedowe hanson, 
Mark Gilles, Jeremiah Hodsdon, — (apparently of Coch.) 

At Oyster River, — Joseph Stimson, Selathiell Denbo, Arthur 
Bennit, Abraham Collens, michaell Simmons, Edward Leathers, 
Thomas Chesly. (Here are the apparent autographs of Richard 
waldern, Job Clements, John Dauis, Anthony Nutter, undersigned.) 
The list for 1667 has, 

At Dover Neck, — Gorge Gore, Thomas Caney Juner 

At Cochechae, — Beniamin whitney, Richard Boles. 

At Oyster River, — Nichloes Doe. 

0. (21 : 7 : 1668) Nichloes Doe receued an inhabetant. 
The list for 1668 has, 

At Dover Neck, — Gorge welley, John Bradley. 

At Bloody Point, — Samewell Rallins. 

At Cochechae, — william kim, Richard Ball, John wentworth, Mr 
(John) Searll, James the Frenchman. 

P. At a training the 21 June (1669) these persones following haue ta - - - 

the oeth of fiedeliety. 

Samewell Wentworth Chareles Adames 

Tho Caney Beniamin Mathews 

Beniaman Heard Richard Row 

John foste John York 

Tho hanson Will Perkins 

John Gerresh Tho Willy 

James Smith Tho Perkins 

John Wentworth Will Shuckforth 
Roberd Euens 

3:3: 1669, Roberd Wadley receued an inhabetant as the other. 
The list for 1669 is missing. 

Q. The list for 1670 has, 

At Cochechae, — Gershome Wentworth, 

At Bloody Point, — Iasak Trikey. 

At Dover Neck, — Gorge Bramhall, Phellep Benmore, 
The list for 1671 has, 

(Not designated) — Richard Rich, John Craford, Danell Stone, 
Thomas Nuberry, Jacob the Indan, Coragious Indan, James Indan, 
Henrey Spark, Joseph Nason, John Euens. 
The list for 1672 has, _/ 

At Cochechae, — John Elise,' Gorge Ricker, John Wallden, Eze- 
kell Wintworth. \ 

At Bloody Point, — Lucke malowne, Phellep lewes. 

At Oyster River, — Samewell Whitamoer, Charles landdier, John 
Drewe, Nathaniel lommaks, John Mihill, Gorge Goe. 

(The next tax lists, those for 1675 and 6, are very defective, being 
partly burnt, &c.) 

1850.] Notes to Declaration of John Chipman. 251 


[Communicated by Kev. Richard M. Chipman, of Athol.] 

1. " Bringspuddel" — General Description of the British Islands, &c, 
* by Iohn Speed." " Brinspudel, Dors. betw. AfFpudel & the river 
Piddle," — England's Gazetteer, by Philip Luckombe. " Brinspudel, Dor- 
set co. Barrow Hundred. Adams' Index Yillares, London 1680. 

2. " Dorsetshire, from the mildness of the air, and the beauties of its situ- 
ation, has been termed the Garden of England." — Beauties of England, 
Vol. XV. p. 323. 

3. " Whitchurch, Dorset, W. of Bridport, is one of the largest parishes 
in the county. It had formerly both a market & fair, & gave name to 
the hundred. It has a large & ancient church, in which are some antique 
monuments." — England's Gazetteer, ut sup. " Whitchurch, Dorset co, 
Whitway Hundred, V[alue] Birport 32 [L.] 06 [s.] 04 [d.]" and Whit- 
church Dorset co. Combditch Hundred, V[alue] Whitchurch 07 [L.] 16 [s] 
00 [d.]" Ind. Vil. 

4. " Marshiuood, with its Vale & Park, Dorset, between Lyme & Bem- 
inster, 4 miles N. W. from Whitchurch. This formerly was a barony of 
great honor. The Vale includes the parishes of Whitchurch, Bettescomb, 
& Pillesdon, and extends into several adjacent ones." — Eng. Gaz. 

5. " Burtport, or rather Birtport." — Camden's Brittania. (In a note, he 
adds, " Called also Bridport; & Britport, says Leland, of some written 
Bruteport.") " Bridport, co. Dorset. ... A seaport, borough, & market 
town, in the hundred of Sturminster. . . Seems to have been a considerable 
place before the conquest, being noticed in Domesday Book, as containing 
120 houses, & a mintmaster for the coinage of silver. Population 4242." 
Gorton's Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland. Lon- 
don, 1833. It is also fully described in Beauties of England, Vol. XV. p. 
517 sq. 

6. " Sturhill, Bridport Division, Godhertorne Hundred, in Dorchester- 
shire," [or as the Map accompanying the description spells it, " Dorset- 
shyre."] Britannia Depicta, &c, &c, " by In . Owen of the Midd. Tem- 
ple, Gent." See Ad. Ind. Vil. 

7. " Hannor and Jumson " are their husband's surnames, probably ; the 
same, perhaps, as Hannah and Thomson, in our modern spelling. John 
Chipman and "John Tompson" were "celect men" of Barnstable, " ap- 
proued by the Court," in 1666. The name of "Iohn Tomson " appears 
with that of John Chipman, (as administrators on the estate of Thomas 
Shaw, of Barnstable,) upon a bond, dated July 4, 1672, in Probate Office, 
at Plymouth. 

8. " Athpuddel, in Dorsetshire," — General Description, &c. ut sup. 
"Affpiddle, near Bere-Regis, on the S. side of the river Piddle; near it 
is Blackdown," &c. Eng. Gaz., &c, ut sup. " Afpudel, Dorset co., Barrow 
Hundred." Ad. Ind. Vil. 

9. "Next may twenty Sc one year Since he Come out of England." This 
fixes the vessel in which he sailed as one of two. Prince, in his Chronology, 
says, "The Lion sailed from Bristol, England, Feb. 1630, and arrived in 
Salem, May 1630, at the end of the month ; " and " The Mary- John sailed 

* Designed to be annexed to the declaration printed on page 23. 


Plymouth Colony Rates. 


from Plymouth, England, March 20, 16S0, & arrived May 30 1630, at 
Nantasket." It is very desirable to ascertain in which of these the subject 
of the above *" Declaration " came. He would, perhaps, have been as likely 
to sail from the one port as the other, so far as local convenience was con- 
cerned. The earliest notice of him, apart from the above document, occurs 
in 16-47; when he was at Yarmouth. If any one can give us informa- 
tion concerning him, between 1630 and 1647, they will confer a favor by 
so doing, as an investigation of that point, somewhat elaborate on the part 
of the writer, has still left it to be obtained. 


[Communicated by Nathl. B. Shuktleff, M. D.] 

The following tables comprise the two earliest tax lists of the Colony of 
New Plymouth that can be found. The first, taken 2 Jan., 1632-3, has 
never appeared in print ; the second, being for the year 1633-4, was printed 
in the first volume of Hazard's valuable collection of State Papers. The 
expression " ninth yeare " is an error, and probably arose from the fact of 
its being entered on the records after the 27th of March, 1634, the proper 
time for commencing the ninth year of the reign of the sovereign, King 
Charles the First. 

According to an order in Court, held the 2 d of January in the seaventh 
yeare [1632-3] of the raigne of of. Soveraigne Lord Charles, by the grace 
of Go I, King of Engl., Scotl., France & Irel., defender of the faith, &c. 
The persons heere under menconed were rated for publicke use by the 
Govf., VI*. Will. Bradford, Capt. Myles Standish, John Alden, John How- 
land, John Done, Stephen Hopkins, Will. Gilson, Sam. Fuller, senior, John 
Genny, Godbert Godbertson & Jonathan Brewster. To be brought in by 
each t^son as they are heere under written rated in Come, at vi s. ^ bush- 
ell, at or before the last of November next ensuing to such place as shall be 
heereafter appointed to receiue the same. And for default heereof, the 
value to be doubled, & accordingly leavied by the publick officer for y* end, 

lb. s. d. 

Edward Wynslow Gov r . 02 : 05 : 00 

Mr Will. Bradford 01 : 16 : 00 

Capt. Myles Standish 00 : 18 : 00 

Will. Brewster 01:07:00 

Isaack Allerton 08: 11: 00 

Thomas Prence 01 : 07 : 00 

John Howland 00 : 18 : 00 

John Alden 01:04:00 

John Done 01:07:00 

Sam. Fuller, senior, 00 : 18 : 00 

John Jenny 01: 16:00 

Stephen Hopkins 01 : 07 : 00 

Jonathan Brewster 01 : 07 : 00 

William Gilson 00: 12:00 

Franc 3 . Weston 00: 15:00 

Rob. 1 . Heekes 00:18:00 

John Wynslow 
Manasseh Kempton 
Godbert Godberson 
John Coombs 
Phineas Pratt 
George Sowle 
Thomas Clarke 
John Washburne 
Nicholas Snow 
Mr Hatherlies two men 
Edward Bangs 
John Browne 
Stephen Tracy 
Widow Warren 
Robert Bartlett 
Anthony Annable 

lb. s, cl 

00: 18:00 
00: 18:00 
00: 18:00 
00: 12: 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
01 : 04 : 00 
00 : 18 : 00 
00: 18:00 
00: 12: 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00: 12: 00 
00: 18:00 


Plymouth Colony Rates. 


lb. s. d. 

Franc 6 . Eaton 00 : 09 : 00 

Staph Wallen 00:09:00 

Franc 8 . Spreage 00 : 18 : 00 

John Dunham 00 : 09 : 00 

Roger Chandler 00 : 09 : 00 

Sarnuell Nash 00 : 09 : 00 

Stephen Deane 00 : 09 : 00 

William Basset 01:07:00 

Ex^ience Michaell 00 : 18 : 00 

Edward Dowty 01 : 07 : 00 

Peter Browne 00:18:00 

Humfrey Turner 00 : 09 : 00 

Sam:Eedy 00:09:00 

Will. Palmer 00 : 07 : 00 

John Holmes 00 : 18 : 00 

John Barnes 00 : 09 : 00 

John Fance 00 : 09 : 00 

Thomas Pope 00 : 09 : 00 

John Shawe 00 : 18 : 00 

Richard Lanckford 00 : 09 : 00 

John Adams 00 : 09 : 00 

Abraam Peirce 00 : 09 : 00 
Christopher Wadsworth 00 : 12 : 00 

Franc. 8 . Billington 00 : 09 : 00 

Franc 8 Cooke 00: 18:00 

Moses Symons 00 : 09 : 00 

Widdow Blossome 00 : 09 : 00 

James Hurst 00 : 09 : 00 

Henry Cobb 00 : 09 : 00 

Henry Howland 
Phillip Delanoy 
Edward Bumpasse 
Joseph Rogers 
John Rogers 
William Sherman 
John Thorp 
Samuel Chandler 
Richard Church 
William Richards 
Thomas Little 
William Bennet 
Addy Web 
Mr. Colliers men 
Richard Sparrow 
William Latham 
Richard Hi<™;ins 
Edward Foster 
Richard Seer 
Thomas Boreman 
Edward Holman 
Kenelme Wynslow 
Widow Harding 
John Bowman 
John Hewes 
[Henry] Rowly 
Nathaniell Morton 
Plym. Ct. Ord. 

lb. s. d. 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 18 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00: 18: 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
01: 16:00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00: 18: 00 

00: 18:00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00: 18:00 
00: 12:00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
00 : 09 : 00 
Vol I.pp. 9-11. 

According to an order in Court, held the 2? of Jan. in the ninth yeare 
[1633-4] of the raigne of our Sov. Lord Charles, by the grace of God, 
king of Engl., Scotl., Fr., & Irel. defend 1 " of the faith, &c. the ^sons heer- 
under menconed were rated for publick use by the Gov. 1 ; & Mr Tho. 
Prence, Mr Will. Bradford, Capt Myles Standish, John Alden, John How- 
land, Stephen Hopkins, John Done, Will. Gilson, Will. Collier, Joh. Jenny, 
Rob* Heeks, Jonathan Brewster, Kenelm Wynslow, & Stephen Deane. 
To be brought in by each ^son as they are heerunder written rated in 
Corne, at vi s. ffl bushell, at or before the last of Nov^f next ensuing to 
such place as shall be heerafter appointed to receiue the same. And for 
default heerof, the value to be doubled, & accordingly levied by the publick 
officer, for that end. 







Edw : Wynslow 




Joh. Done 




Mr Will Bradford 




Joh. Jenny 




Capt Myles Standish 




Jonath. Brewster 




Mr Will Brewster 




Will Gilson 




Isaack Allerton 




Rob* Heeks 




Joh. Howland 




John Wynslow 




Joh. Alden 




Manasseh Kempton 




Steph. Hopkins 




John Coombs 




Mr Will Collier 




Phineas Pratt 





Inscriptions from Plymouth Burying Hill. 





George Soule 




Abr. Peirce 

Tho. Clarke 




Franc 8 Billington 

Nicholas Snow 




Franc 8 Cooke 

Mr Hatherlies men 


John Cooke 

Edw : Banges 




John Cooke senior 

John Browne 




Moses Symonson 

Stephen Tracy 




[Henry] Rowley 

Widow Warren 




Henry Howland 

Rob* Bartlet 




Phillip Delanoy 

Anthony Ann able 




Edw : Bumpasse 

Franc 8 Sprague 




Joseph Rogers 

John Dunham 




Sam. Chandler 

Roger Chandler 




Rich. Church 

Samuell Nash 




Will. Richards 

Stephen Deane 




Tho. Little 

William Basset t 




Ady Web 

Ex^ience Michaell 




Rich. Sparrow 

Edw : Dowty 




Will. Latham 

Widow Browne 




Richard Higgens 

Widow Fuller 




Edw: Foster 

Samuell Fuller 




Kenelm Wynslow 

Humphrey Turner 




John Hewes 

Samuell Edy 




Nathaniel Morton 

Will Palmer 




John Bowman 

Will Palmer junior 




Raph Fogge 

James Cole 




Isaac Robbinson 

John Holmes 




Josias Cooke 

John Barnes 




Walter Woodart 

John Fance 




James Hurst 

Tho. Pope 




Henry Cobb 

John Shaw 




Richard Cloufe 

Widow Adams 




Vol. I,pp. 61-63 

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Here lies the body of Edward Gray, Gent, aged about 52 years, and 
departed this life the last of June, 1681. 

Here lies buried the body of M r . Wm. Crow, aged about 55 years, who 
deed January 1683-4. 

Here lyeth buried ye body of that precious servant of God, Mr Thomas 
Cushman, who, after he had served his generation according to the will of 
God, and particularly the church of Plymouth, for many years in the office 
of Ruling Elder, fell asleep in Jesus, December ye 10th, 1691, and in the 
84th year of his age. 

Here lyes ye body of Mr. Thomas Clark, aged 98 years. Departed this 
life March 24th, 1697. 

1850.] List of those able w bear Arms in New Plymouth. 255 



[Communicated by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M. D.] 

The fact that this list of names is one to which constant reference is had* 
in all genealogical inquiries of the old families of the Old Colony, is a suffi- 
cient reason for its insertion in this work. As this copy is made from the 
one taken in 1819, by the Commissioners appointed by the General Court, 
the present copyist cannot be responsible for its perfect accuracy. It has, 
however, been carefully collated with the original, by William S. Russell, 
Esq., of Plymouth, the obliging Register of Deeds, who has the custody of 
the Old Colony Records. The names distinguished by an asterisk are 
crossed out in the original. 

" August 1643. The names of all the males that are able to beare armes 
from XVI yeares old to 60 yeares w th in the seuerall Touneshipps. 

Mr W™ Hanbury 
Raph Joanes 
*John Jenkine 
Charles Thurstone 
Rob!! Eldred 
Rob 1 ! Wickson 
George Crips 
John Howland Sen 
John Howland Jun 
Jacob Cooke 
*Francis Cooke 
John Cook his boy 
Samuell Eaton 
Will™ Spooner 
Phineas Pratt 

* George Clarke 
Francis Billington 
Benjamin Eaton 
*Abraham Pearse 
The blackamore 
Mathew Fuller 
John Bundy 
Thomas Southwood 
Mr John Done 
James Cole Seni 
James Cole Jun 
Heugh Cole 

John Grome 
Thomas Lettis 
*John Cooke Sen 
Samuell Hicks 
Thomas Willet 
Thurston Clarke Jun? 

* Gregory Armstrong 


Rob!! Lee 
Nicholas Hodges 
Thomas Gray 
*John Shawe Sen 
James Shawe 
John Shawe Ju r 
*Stephen Bryan 
John Harman 
John Winslow 
Samuell Kinge 
Edward Dotey 
Will™ Snowe 
John Holmes 
Will™ Hoskine 

* James Hurst 
George Lewes 
*Mr John Atwood 
Will™ Crowe 
Ephraim Hicks 
Richard Knowles 
James Renell 

* James Adams 
John Yeonge 
Edward Holman 

* Caleb Hopkins 
John Heyward 
Will™ Baker 
Richard Bushop 
John Gorame 
Mr W™ Paddy 
Henry Atkins 
Mr Bradford 
John Bradford 
Samuell Stertevant 

Samuell Cutbert 
Mr Thomas Prence 
Thom. Roberts 
Will™ Nelson 
John Smyth 
Nathl Sowther 
Mr John Reynor 
Samuell Fuller 
Samuell Eddy 
Richard Sparrow 
John Kerby 
*John Jenney Sen 
^Samuell Jenney 
John Jenney Ju r 
Richard Smyth 
Josias Cooke 
John Wood 
Henry Wood 
Steephen Wood 
Rob t? Paddock 
Josuah Pratt 
Richard Wright 
Andrew Ringe 
Gabriell Failowell 
Thomas Cushman 
Thom. Sauory 
John Finney 
*Webb Addey 
Thomas Pope 
Giles Rickett Sen 
John Rickett 
Giles Rickett Jun 
George Watson 
John Barnes 

256 List of those able to bear Arms in New Plymouth. [July, 

♦Edward Edwards 
John Jordaine 
John Dunhame 
Thorn. Dunhame 
Samuell Dunhame 
Edmond Tilson 
John Smaley 
* Francis Goulder 
Thomas Whitney 
Ezra Couell 
Anthony Snow 
Richard Higgens 
John Jenkine 
Nathaniell Morton 
Manasseth Kempton 
John Morton 

Moyses Symons 
Samuel! Tompkins 
James Lyndall 
Thorn Ouldame 
Edmond Weston 
Will™ Foard 
Francis West 
Francis Godfry 
Solomon Lenner 
John Irish 
Phillip Delanoy 
Mr John Alden Sen 
John Alden Jun 
[Jo Alden] 
Morris Truant 
John Vobes 
Will™. Sherman 
Samuell Nash 
Abraham Sampson 
George Soule 
Zachary Soule 
W™ Maycumber 
W™ Tubbs 
W™ Paybody 
W™ Hillier 
Experience Michell 
Henry Howland 

Yong: Jo 

Mr Charles Chauncey 
Thomas Hanford 
Robert Haward 
Raph Elemes 

Ephraim Morton 
James Glasse 
Edward Banges 
Joseph Ramsden 
Jeremiah Whitney 
Nicholas Snow 
Marke Snovve 
*Will™ Fallowell 
Rob!! Finney 
John Smith Sen r 
Thorn Clarke 
George Bonum 
*Will™ Shercliffe 
John Churchell 
Joseph Greene 

Duxborrow. 1643. 

Henry Sampson 
John Browne 
Edmond Hunt 
Will™ Brett 
John Phillips 
Thomas Gannett 
W™ Mullens 
John Tisdale 
Nathanell Chaundor 
John Harding 
John Aymes 
Francis Goole 
John Wasborne Sen 
John Washborne Jun 
Phillip Washborne 
W™ Bassett Sen 
W™ Bassett Jun 
Francis Sprague 
Will™ Laurance 
John Willis 
Jonathan Brewster 
Will™ Brewster 
Ijoue Brewster 
Constant Southworth 
Capt. Standish 
Alexander Standish 

Thomas Morton 
Thomas Williams 
John Faunce 
Richard Church 
*Gabriell Royle 
Nathaniell Warren 
Joseph Warren 
Rob!! Bartlett 
Thorn. Shreeue 
Thorn. Little 
John Tompson 
Ephraim Tinkham 
* Will m Browne 
Thomas Tiley 
*W™ Hartopp 

John Heyward 
John Farneseed 
Thorn. Bonney 
Rob!! Hussey 
Richard Wilson 
Thorn. Heyward Sen 
Thorn. Heyward Jun 
Tho. Robins 
Arthur Harris 
Edward Hall 
Christopher Waddes- 

Will™ Clarke 
Mr Comfort Starr 
John Starr 
Daniell Turner 
George Patrick 
John Maynard 
Steephen Bryan 
John Roger 
Joseph Rogers 
Joseph Pryor 
Benjamin Reade 
Abraham Pearse 
W™ Merick 
Will Harfcub 

: Brewster ; f Haden ; Sam Chanler, 

Scittuate. 1643. 

Nathaniell Mote 
Henry Advarcl 
Will™ Parker 
John Hollett 

Gowen White 
Will™ Perrie 
Will™ Holmes 
Thomas Ensigne 

Probably Brewster, Haden. and Chanler were added subsequently. 

1850.] List of those able to bear Arms in New Plymouth. 257 

George Willerd 


Walter Briggs 
John Hore 
John Wadfeild 
Thomas Allen 
John Hevves 
James Cudworth 
John Whistons 
Nicholas Wade 
John Tilten 
Thomas Symons 
*Edward Foster 
Thomas Rawlins Sen r 
Thomas Rawlins Jun 
Rob!! Brelles 
John Witherden 
John Beamont 
Richard Toute 

Thomas Tarte 
John Dammon 
John Hammon 
Christopher Winter 
Henry Merrite 
John Merrite 
Isaac Chittenden 
Joseph Collman 
John Whitcombe 
Thomas Lapham 
Thomas Pynson 

Henry Feake 
Daniell Wing 
Peter Gaunt 
Thomas Johnson 
Miles Black 
Nicholas Wright 
Edward Dillingham 
John Fish 
Richard Kerby 
Thomas Launder 
Henry Saunderson 
John Winge 
Will m Wood 
John Ellis 
Thomas Nichols 
Anthony Bessy 
Joseph Winsor 
Nathaniell Willis 

Richard Gannett 
Will!!! Randle 
Will!!! Hatch 
John Lewes 
Thomas Wy borne 
John Winter 
Humfrey Turner 
John Turner 
John Turn erf 
John Hewes 
John Williams Sen 
John Williams Jun 
Edward Williams 
James Cushman 

Peter Collemore 
Will!!! Wills 
Samuell Fuller 
Isaac Buck 
Will™ Hatch 
Walter Hatch 
Harke Luse 
Edmond Eddenden 
Thomas Hyland 
John Rogers 
Thomas Chambers 
Richard Curtis 
Will™ Curtis 
Joseph Tilden 
Thorn. Tilden 
Edward Tarte 

Sand witch. 1643. 

Anthony Wright 
^Richard Chadwell 
Jonathan Fish 
Samuell Arnold 
George Allen 
Richard B urges 
Henry Cole 
Joseph Holly 
Thomas Burges Sen r 
Thomas Burges Jun r 
Thomas Tuper 
Henry Dillingham 
Henry Sephen 
Thomas Butler 
James Skiffe 
Lawrance Willis 
John Presbury 
John Freeman 

Georg Sutton 

Symon Sutton 

Thomas Clay 

Goodman Read 

Thomas Robinson 


*Ephraim Kempton Sen 

Ephraim Kempton Jun 

Isaack Stedman 

Walter Woodworth 

George Russell 

George Moore 

Mr William Vassell 

John Vassell 

Resolued White 

Will™ Pakes 


Thomas King 

Mr Weatherell 

Thomas Byrd 

Edward Jenkins 

George Kennerick 

Mr Garrat 

Henry Mason 

Elisha Besbeach 

John Bryant 

John Hatch 

John Stockbridge 

* James Till 

Robert Stutson 


Edmond Clarke 
Will™ Swyft 
Michaell Turner 
Peter Wright 
Stephen Winge 
Thomas Bordman 
Raph Allen 
Francis Allen 
Thomas Gibbs 
Edmond Freeman Ju r 
Nathaniell Fish 
Rob!! Botefish 
Thomas Greenfeild 
Mathew Allen 
John Johnson 
John Bell 
Peter Hanbury 
John Greene 

t Is this a repetition, or does it mean the other John Turner, called 2d, who was own 
brother to John Turner, both being sons of Humphrey Turner ? 


258 List of those able to bear Anns in New Plymouth. [July, 

Richard Burne 
Thomas Shillingsworth 
John Dingley 
John Vincent 
John Joyce 

Mr John Lathrope 
Mr John Mayo 
Thomas Dimmock 
Richard Foxwell 
Nathaniell Bacon 
S a mn ell Mayo 
John Scudder 
Roger Goodspeed 
Henry Cobb 
Barnard Lumbard 
Thomas Huckings 
Edward Fitzrandle 
George Lewes 
Isaack Wells 
Henry Rowley 
Thomas Lothrope 
John Hall 
Thomas Lumbard 
Rob'l Linnett 
Will™ Casley 
John Bursley 

Robert Dennis 
Thomas Flaune 
♦Nicholas Sympkins 
Will™ Chase Sen r - 
Willm Chase Jun r 
Anthony Thacher 
Andrew Hellot Jun 
Samuell Williams 
John Derby 
Thomas Payne 
Will™ Ttwineing 
James Mathews 
Yelverton Crowe 
John Crowe 
Tristrame Hull 
Edward Sturges 
Anthony Berry 
Thomas Howe 

Mr John Brounc 
Mr Willm Foole 
John Browne 
James Browne 
James Walker 

Will™ Newland 
Edmond Berry 
George Buitt 
John Newland 
Benjamin Noy 

Barnstable. 1643. 
Thomas Allen 
Samuell Jackson 
Will™ Tilly 
Samuel Hinckley 
Thomas Hinckley 
John Smyth 
James Cudworth 
Mr Nicholas Symkins 
James Hamblin 
Henry Coggen 
Henry Borne 
Will™ Crocker 
Austuie Bearse 
Thomas Shawe 
John Cooper 
Thomas Hatch 
Robert Shelly 
Will™ Beetes 
John Crocker 
Abraham Blush 

Yarmouth. 1643. 
Thomas Falland 
Nicholas Wadiloue 
Samuel Hellott 
Willm Palmer 
Richard Taylor 
Willm Lumpkine 
Willm Grause 
Henry Wheildon 
Samuell Rider 
Richard Prichett 
Richard Temple 
Thomas Starr 
Benjamin Hamond 
James Bursell 
Willm Edge 
Robert Davis 
Richard Seeres 
Heugh Norman 

Taunton. 1643. 
Oliver Purchase 
Thomas Gilbert 
Richard Stacy e 
Willm Hollway 
Tymothy Hollway 

George Knott 
John Blakemore 
Mr Will™ Leuerich 
Mr Ednv* Freeman Sen 

Henry Ewell 
Dolor Davis & his sonns 
Laurance Lichfeild 
Thomas Boreman 
Anthony Annable 
John Casley 
John Russell 
John Foxwell 
Thomas Blossome 
Samuel Lothrope 
Joseph Lothrope 
David Linnett 
Nathaniel Mayo 
♦Will™ Pearse 
Richard Berry 
John Blower 
Francis Crocker 
Benjamin Lothrope 
John Davis 
Nicholas Davis 

Peter Worden 
Willm Nicholsone 
John Burs*all 
Emanuell White 
Willm Northcutt 
Mr Marmaduke Ma- 
Richard Hore 
Roger Else 
John Gray 
Andrew Hellott Sen 
Job Cole 
Daniell Cole 
Heugh Tilly al s Hillier 
John Joyce 
Wm Pearse 


Will™ Parker 
Peter Pitts 
John Parker 
Willm Hailstone 
Wm Hodges 


Death of Peregrine White. 


Will™ Phillips 
John Maycumber 
Thomas Coggin 
James Wyatt 
Edward Rew 
Thomas Harvey 
James Chichester 
Willm Seward 
Aron Knapp 
John Barratt 
Nicholas Hart 
Richard Williams 
Willm Powell 

Mr Edward Winslow 
John Thomas 
Robert© Chambers 
Arthur Hadaway 
Twyford West 
Edward Bumpas 
John Rowse 
Rob te Carver 
Leift Nathaniell Thomas 
Anthony Watters 
Thomas Roberts 
Henry Draton 
Raph Trumle 
Allexander Williams 
James Pittney 
John Dingley 
Thomas Chillingsworth 

Edward Bobbett 
Richard Paul 
Anthony Slocome 
Edward Case 
Thomas Farewell 
Tobias Saunders 
Henry Andrewes 
John Gallop 
John Gilbert Jun' 
John Stronge 
Thorn Cassell 
John Deane 
Edward Abbott 

Marshfeild. 1643. 

Mr Edward Buckley 
Willm Hayle 
Tymothy Williams 
John Bourne 
Willm Launder ' 
Roger Cooke 
Rob*! Waterman 
Josias Winslow T 
Luke Lillye 
John Russell 
Kenelme Winslowe 
James Adams 
Arthur Howland 
Willm Holloway 
Edward Brough 
John Barker 

Walter Deane 
Wm Wetherrell 
Hezekiah Hore 
George Macie 
George Hall 
John Perry 
Benjamin Wilson 
Mr Street 

Christopher Thrasher 
Thomas Cooke 
Thomas Cooke Jr 
Willm Evans 
John Gingell 

Thomas Howell 
Raph Chapman 
Willm Barden 
Will™ Brookes 
Gilbert Brookes 
Nathaniell Bieli 
Richard Beare 
Jos : Winslow 
John Goarum 
Anthony Snow 
Josp!L e Bidle 

John Walker 
Mr Win : man 
W m Lathame 



" Marshfleld, July, 22 [1704,] Capt. Peregrine White of this Town, 
Aged Eighty three years, and Eight Months ; died the 20^ Instant. He 
was vigorous and of a comly Aspect to the last ; Was the Son of Mr, William 
White and Susanna his wife ; born on board the May-flower, Capt. Jones 
Commander, in Cape Cod Harbour, November, 1620. was the First 
Englishman born in New-England. Altho' he was in the former part of 
his Life extravagant ; yet was much Reform'd in his last years ; and died 
hopefully." — Boston News-Letter. 

260 Death of Sir Edmund Andros. [Juty> 


[Communicated by Mr. W. H. Montague, of Boston.] 

The following copy of a letter from Peter Faneuil, Esq., of Boston, to 
his correspondent in London, is taken from his letter-book, in the posses- 
sion of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. It exhibits the 
state of dependence of the Colonies on the mother country, about one hun- 
dred years ago, and is a specimen of the epistolary style of writing of that 
time. — Ed. 

Boston y: 4*? April 1739. 
Mr John Caswell 

This asks the fav! of you when you arriv at London to dispose of a 
dozen Silver Knife & fork handles, of mine w!) you have herewith for my 
best advantage, & procure for me a new Shagreen Case with a dozen of new 
Knives & Forks, of a handsome Silver handle, & the best Blades you can 
gett made in London, for my own use, with room in the Case for a dozen of 
Spoons, the same size & fashion with one sent also by you for a pattern, 
Pray lett the case be the same with that Mf Baker sent me and Lined 
with a red Velvet, w h . Stands in my dining room, w! 1 if you should forgett 
the fashion of, be pleased to wait on Mf Baker who will remind you thereof, 
as also to deliver my gold watch w h . you have with you to the maker to be 
putt in order whatsoever is needfull & to gett me also a new Gold Swivell 
& two spare Christialls, & at the same time to procure for me Six Coach 
horse Town made Bitts one of w 1 ^ let be a port mouthed Bitt, for the Cost 
and Charge of w h . Mess r . Lane & Smethurst will without further advice re- 
imburse you, & debit me with the same I shall be glad to have them all 
sent me as soon as conveniently may be, as for the blades of the old Knives, 
I shall be glad to have them made into Oyster Knives, which may be easily 
done being Shortened or ground down you have with you a bundle of my 
Sisters in which is a suit of Cloaths, w ] 1 pray deliver Mess™ Lane & 
Smethurst, to be got dyed of the same Collour with a pattern fixt to it, & 
watered like a Tabby, but if it so happens, that it will not take that Collour, 
then lett it be dyed of some other good fashionable Collour, & watered as a 
Tabby, as before for the Charge of w h . lett them debitt M r . 3 Mary Ann Fan- 
euil's ace" I heartily wish you a good Voyage, health and Prosperity, & 
pray you would let me hear from you by all opportunity's being 


Boston, May 3, 1714. " By Letters from London of the 24th of Feb- 
ruary, we are inform'd that Sir Edmond Andrews, sometime Governonr of 
New- York, New-England and Virginia, Dyed that Week in a good Old 
Age/' — Bost. News-Letter. 

1850.] Passengers for Virginia. 261 


[Communicated by H. G. Somerby.] 
vij° Augusti 1635 
Theis under written names are to be transported to Virginea imbarqued in 
the Globe of London Jeremy Blackman M r . bave been examined by the 
Minister of Gravesend of their Conformitie & have taken the oaths of Al- 
legf & Supremacie. 

Minister John Goodbarne 


Edward Lewes 


Jo: Whitwham 


Jo : Babington 


W m . Satchill 


Tho : Gowen 


Symon Moody 


Thomas Tucker 


Jo: Walton 


Jo: Ramsey 


Richard Bates 


Willm. Bowler 


Henry Hopes 


W m Barnes 


George Nettelford 


Thomas Parker 


Philip Meredith 


Robert Coppyn 


Wm. Browne 


Robert Yates 


Wm Griffith 


Clough Berne 


James Copley 


Tho : Blithe 


W m . Howard 


Jo: Hale 


Nicholas Tayler 


Benedict Rolls 


Martin Perkins 


W m Emns 


Davie Vaughan 


Jo : Seaton 


Tho : Bowyer 


Abram Bentley 


Rich. Adams 


John Russell 


Henry Smithick 


Tho : Grigg 


Christopher Legg 


Randall Burne 


Humfrey Buckley 


Henry Ston 


Phillipp Shenningham 


Tho: Sharp 


W m . Savory 
Edward King 



Nathaniel Rogers 
Michell Victor 



Wm Sharp 


W m . Smotherly 
Robert Arnold 


Jo : Thatcher 


W m . Nash 


Peter Payton 
Robert Baldry 
Edward Langstell 


James Scott 


W m . Andrews 


Jo : Bland 


Philip Westlake 


Jo : Marwood 


Jo: Griffith 


Jo: Howgate 


Luke Hanes 


Jo: Stibbs 


Jeffery Wynch 
Richard Abbott 


Rich. Steevenson 


Tho : Smith 


Ant Carter 


Geo : More 


Robert Gannock 


W m . Burton 


Mathew Bateman 


Jo : Bynstedd 
Michell Hayms 
Tho. In°son 


John Whitfield 


Henry Morton 


Allin Hamock 


George Forth 


Charles Smith 


Mathew Morton 


W m . Lewes 


Richard Wells 


Richard Guy 


Jo: Swann 


Edward Lene 



Passengers for Virginia. 


Tho : Sawell 
Tho : Whaplett 
Mabell Eaton 
Sara Cleyton 
Ann Levynns 
Mary Willis 
Ann Creede 
Julien Merideth 
Lucie Bucklie 
Joan Jernew 
Eliz : Jernew 
Robert Scriven 
Robert Isham 
Jo: Armsby 
W m . Lemon 
Michell Whitley 
Jo : Mannings 
W m . Barloe 
Edward Hollingbrigg 
W m . Manifold 
Gregorie Allin 
W m . Talbott 
Geo : Hawley 
Edward Hodgokynns 
Mark Gill 
Tho : Harrwood 
Abram Watson 
Allin Rippin 
John Hobson 
Tho : Chapman 
Ric h . Cooke 
Richard Townsend 
Nicholas Jernew 
Tho : Wallis 
Will™. Scarfield 
Samvell Stringer 
Nic°. Reinolds 


John Peter 
Richard Wollman 
Edward Clerborn 
Nicholas Bate 
W m . Bate 
Robert Vass 
Richard Ward 
Geo : Aldin 
W m . Warner 
Geo: Grace 
Christopher Hamond 
Jacob Averie 
Geo : Averie 
Francis Bullock 
Richard Upgate 
Ann Willett 
Joyce Robinson 
Margaret Baylie 
Mary Brackley 
Francis Townsend 
Francis Townsend 
Tho : Needham 
Tho : Axstell 
Jo : Reddman 
Robert Mastrie 
Robert Crouch 
Tho : Owen 
Tho : Knibb 
Robert Wattum 
Debora Barrie 
Jo: Tyler 
Tho: Gregorie 
Tho : Tate 
Tho : Hancock 
Fra : Pepper 
W m . Saunder 



P°. Aug: tl 1635. 

Theis under written names are to be transported to Virginea, imbarqued in 
the Safety. John Grant M r . 

John Hardon 



Richard Haieward 


Barthol: Hoskyns 
Ant . Haies 


Jo : Catts 


Jo : Wazen 


Henry Gadling 
Richard Hopkins 
Robert Sutton 


Robert Pitway 
Mary Pitway 
Jo : Jones 




Mathew Gouch 


Robert Boddy 


Jo: Carter 


Thomas Heath 


Jo : Hornwood 


Francis Barker 


W™. Tighton 


Christopher Wynn 


Jo: Heming 


Ralph Sympkynn 


James Barnes 


Chri: Stope 



Passengers for Virginia. 


Robert Lendall 


Robert Frister 


David Kistin 


Richard Field 


W™ Symonds 


Geo : Habbittell 


Tymothy Trallopp 


Will™ Kareswell 


Henry Dugdell 


W m . Grayson 


John Lownd 


Richard Alderley 


Tho : Jennions 


Henry Dalleper 


Robert Perkins 


Rich. Hudson 


Jo: Martin 


Jo : Hill 


Edmond Farsell 


Edmond Mullendux 


W m . Hassell 


Humfrey Black man 


Edward GifFord 


Richard Cotton 


Roger Gilbert 


James Allin 


Richard Allin 


Martin Church 


Jo : Wilkinson 


Henry Gilbert 


Francis Vycas 


W m . Gay 


Will™ Davies 


Brian Kelley 


James Atkinson 


Lewes Smith 


Nic°. Watson 


Tho: Doe 


Jo : Taylor 


Thomas Saunders 


Arthur Raymond 


Edward Saunders 


Edward Spicer 


Thomas Carter 


Robert Harwood 


Thomas ap Thomas 


Richard Foster 


Richard Caunt 


Jo: Bell 


Richard Moss 


Gabriell Fisher 


John Perryn 


Tho : Browne 


Hugh Le Roy 


Cornelius Maies 


Thomas Reynolds 


Stephen Gorton 


Joan Allin 


Jo: Gloster 


Marie Booth 


Jo : Pigeon 


Jane Cutting 


Thomas Thorn e 


W m . Hindsley 


Jo : Write 


Katherin Smith 


Richard Preston 


Thomazin Broad 


Andrew Stretcher 


Ann Waterman 


Alexander Harvie 


Joan Turner 


Edmond Jenkins 


Jane Foxsley, 


Nic°. Watson 


Richard Wright 


Jo : Bag 


Jo : Butler 


James Pattison 


Jo : Hendry 


W m . Lowther 


Richard Brookes 


Edward Saunders 


Jo : Martin 


James Bethell 


Geo: Castell 


Jo : Browne 


Jo : Billings 


Jo : Gibson 


Tho : Wrenn 


Tho : Belk 


Robert Pister 


Geo : Tucker 


Marie Lerrigo 


Jo : Curtis 


Margaret Homes 


Robert Glencster 


Alice Ashton 


Henry Buckle 


Hanna Waddington 


Jo : Newman 


Elizabeth Holloway 


Thomas Gardiner 


Eliz : Gold 


Jo : Newman 


Elizabeth Frisky 


!64 Obituary Notice of Secretary Addington. [July, 

Eliz: Smith 


Rose Hills 

Margaret Gard 


Ann Crofts 

Marge rie Smith 


Grace Tubley 

Elizab : Pister 


Margaret Snales 

Elizabeth Ward 


Ann Holland 

Joan Grriffige 


Ann Fossitt 

Eliz : Turner 


Dorothy Moyle 




William Camden, 

Clarencieux King at Arms, 

Who illustrated the British antiquities 

With ancient truth 

And indefatigable industry, 

Adorned his innate simplicity with 

Useful literature, 

And improved his pleasantness of humour, 

With candour and sincerity, 

Lies here, 

In hopes of a certain resurrection in Christ. 

He died the 9th of November, 1623, 

Aged 74 years. 

[Camden, to whom we are indebted for the " Britannia," was the son of a 
paint-stainer, and was born in the Old Bailey, 22 May, 1551. The 
first edition of the " Britannia" was published in 1586. Many other edi- 
tions of this work appeared during his lifetime, with enlargements. Many 
writers have, since that time, added to it, so that the volume of Camden, 
although bearing his name, has in successive editions increased to four 
enormous folio volumes. Although buried in Westminster Abbey, he died 
at Chiselhurst, in Kent, aged 72 (not 74) years. His monument remains, 
having his bust with the left hand resting on the " Britannia." s.] 


Boston, March 21, 1714-5. " On Saturday last the 19th Currant, Died 
here about Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, the truly Honourable and very 
Worthy Isaac Addington Esq, Secretary for His Majesty's Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England, who had with great Wisdom, Honour 
and Faithfulness served his Generation by the Will of GOD, in that Office 
for above Twenty years, being appointed thereto by the Late King William 
and Queen Mary of Glorious Memory, in their Royal Charter. He was 
born in New-England, and a great Honour to his Country ; he Dyed in the 
Seventy-first Year of his Age." — Bost. News-Letter. 


Early Records of Middleborough. 



[Communicated by Mr. Cyrus Orcutt.] 

Joseph son of Joseph Bumpas 

Rebckah daughter of Joseph Bumpas 

James son of Joseph Bumpas 

Penelope daughter of Joseph Bumpas 

Mary daughter of Joseph Bumpas 

Mehetabel daughter of Joseph Bumpas 

Franeis son of John Miller 

John son of John Miller 

Hannah daughter of Jonathan Thomas 

Jacob son of John Tomson 

Abigail daughter of Thomas Pratt 

Hepsibah daughter of Thomas Pratt 

Joseph son of Samuel Chard 

John son of John Bardon 

William son of John Raymont Junior 

Thomas son of Thomas Darling 

David son of John Alden 

Priscilla daughter of John Alden 

Priscilla daughter of Samuel Warren 

John son of Ensign Joseph Vaughn 

Mary daughter of Ensign Joseph Vaughn 

Josiah son of Ensign Joseph Vaughn 

Joanna daughter of Ensign Joseph Vaughn 

Ephraim son of Electiaus Renolds 

John son of John Hascol Junior 

Sqier son of John Hascol 

Ruth daughter of Thomas Nelson 

Samuel son of Samuel Richmond (b. in Taunton) 

Oliver son of Samuel Richmond (b. in Taunton) 

Thomas son of Sam'l Richmond (b. in Midleboro) 

Hannah daughter of Samuel Richmond 

Lydia daughter of Samuel Richmond 

Ignatius son of Rodolphus Elmes 

Esther daughter of Jacob Tomson 

Ichabod son of John Barden 

Electiaus son of Electiaus Renolds 

Jonathan son of Jonathan Morse Junior 

David son of Jonathan Morse Junior 

Jabez son of Samuel Warren 

Samuel son of Samuel Warren 

Martha daughter of John Soul 

Sarah daughter of John Soul 

John son of John Soul 

Esther daughter of John Soul 

Sarah daughter of Ebenezer Bonnet 

Ebenezer son of Samuel Barrows 

Coombs son of Samuel Barrows 

William son of Ebenezer Roddin 

Susanna daughter of Peter Bonnet 

Peter son of Peter Bonnet 





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Early Records of Middleborough. 


Joseph son of Elkanah Leonard 
Rebekah daughter of Elkanah Leonard 
Abiah daughter of Elkanah Leonard 
Rachel daughter of Ebenezer Richmond 
Elizabeth daughter of Ebenezer Richmond 
Samuel son of Mrs. Thomas Palmer 
William son of Samuel Chard 
Sarah daughter of Stephen Borden 
William son of Stephen Borden 
Abigail daughter of Stephen Borden 
Stephen son of Stephen Borden 
Timothy son of Stephen Borden 
Mercy daughter of Stephen Borden 
Hannah daughter of Stephen Borden 
Bethiah daughter of Nathaniel Allen 
Anna daughter of Jonathan Morse 
JElnathan son of Abiel Wood 
Abijah daughter of Abiel Wood 
Abiel son of Abiel Wood 
Timothy son of Abiel Wood 
Jerusha daughter of Abiel Wood 
Ebenezer son of Abiel Wood 
Judah son of Abiel Wood 
Thomas son of Abiel Wood 
Chipman son of Samuel Cob 
Nathan son of Samuel Prat 
Sarah daughter of Samuel Prat 
Hannah daughter of Samuel Prat 
Sarah daughter of John Hascol 
Meriam daughter of Edward Thomas 
Edward son of Edward Thomas 
Mary daughter of Edward Thomas 
Nathan son of Edward Thomas 
Mary daughter of John Soul 
David son of John Miller 
John son of Thomas Palmer 
Jonathan son of John Hascol 
Fear daughter of Nathaniel Southworth 
Nathaniel son of Jeremiah Thomas 
Sarah daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 
Jeremiah son of Jeremiah Thomas 
Elizabeth daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 
Mary daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 
Lydia daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 
Thankful daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 
Jedediah son of Jeremiah Thomas 
Bethiah daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 
Ebenezer son of Jeremiah Thomas 
Priscilla daughter of Jeremiah Thomas 



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Early Records of Boston. 



[Copied for the Antiquarian Journal by Mit. David Pulsifer, member of the N: E. H. 

Genealogical Society.] 

[Ciiarlestown. — Continued from, page 18-1. 

John the Sonne of John Grover & Elisabeth his wife Grove?-. 

was borne 18°. (12°) 1640. 

Elisabeth the daughter of John Grover & Elisabeth his 
wife was borne 1°. (7°.) 1642. 

Lazarus the sonne of Thomas Grover & Elisabeth his Grover. 

wife was borne 5°. (2°.) 1642. 

Mary the daughter of Nathanael Hadlock & Mary his Hadlock. 

wife was borne 31° (3°.) 1641 

Nathanaell the sonne of Nathanael Hadlock & Mary his 
wife was borne 5° (4°) 1643. 

John the sonne of Robt Hale & Jone his wife was borne Hale. 

the 3°. (4°.) 1636. 

Mary the daught r of Robt Hale & Jone his wife was 
borne the 17°. (3°.) 1639. 

Zacharias the sonne of Robert Hale & Jone his wife 
was borne 3°. (2°.) 1641. & dyed 5° (4°.) 1643. 

Elisabeth the daught r of Richard Harrington & Elisa- Harrington. 
beth his wife was borne 15°. (3°) 1643. 

James the sonne of James Heiden &, Elisabeth his wife Heiden. 

was borne 13° (12°.) 1637 

John the sonne of James Heiden & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 26°. (10°.) 1639. 

Ruhamah the daughter of James Heiden & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne 18°. (9°) 1641. 

Gershon the sonne of Joseph Hills & Rose his wife was Hills. 

borne 27°. (5°.) 1639. 

Mehetabel the daughter of Joseph Hills & Rose his wife 
was borne 1°. (11°.) 1640. 

Ruth the daught r of Abraham Hill & Sarah his wife was HUL 

borne 2°. (4°) 1640. 

Isaac the sonne of Abraham Hill & Sarah his wife was 
borne 29° (8°) 1641. 

Abraham the sonne of Abraham Hill & Sarah his wife 
was borne. 1°. (8°.) 1643. 

Benjamin the sonne of Benjamin Hubbard & Alice his Hubbard. 
wife was borne. 24°. (1°.) 1634. 

Elisabeth the daught r of Benjamin Hubbard & Allice his 
wife was borne 4°. (2°.) 1636. 

Thomas the sonne of Benjamin Hubbard & Allice his wife 
was borne 31°. (3°) 1639. 

Hanna the daught 1 of Benjamin Hubbard & Allice his 
wife was borne 16° (10) 1641. 

James the sonne of William Johnson & Judith his wife Johnson. 

was borne 21°. (6°.) 1643. 

Elisabeth the daught 1 " of Edward Jones & Anne his wife Jones. 

wife was borne 11. (3.) 1643. 

John the sonne of Thomas James and Elisabeth his wife James. 

was borne 18° (11°.) 1632, 


Early Records of Boston. 


John the sonne of Richard Kettle & Ester his wife was Kettle. 

borne 6° (10°) 1639. 

Joseph the sonne of Richard Kettle & Ester his wife was 
borne 15°. (12°.) 1640. 

Samnell the sonne of Richard Kettle & Ester his wife wa3 Kettle. 

was borne. 19°. (9°.) 1642. 

Mary the daught r of John Lawrence & Susan his wife Lawrence. 
borne 25° (11°.) 1642. 

John the sonne of Edward Larkin & Joan his wife was Larkin. 

borne 10°. (1°.) 1640 

Elisabeth the daughter of Edward Larkin & Joan his wife 
was borne . 5°. (7°.) 1641. 

Hannah the daughf of John Larkin & Joane his wife was Larkin. 

borne 16°. (1°.) 1643. 

Hannah the daughter of Robt Long & Elisabeth his wife Long. 

was borne 2°. (1°.) 1637. 

Ruth the daughter of Robt Long & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 3°. (4°.) 1639. 

Deborah the daught r of Robt Long & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 10°. (6°.) 1642. 

John the sonne of Richard Lowden & Mary his wife was Lowden. 

borne 10°. (3°.) 1641. 

Jeremy the sonne of Richard Lowden & Mary his wife 
was borne 8°. (1°.) 1643.. 

John the sonne of John Lewis & Margaret his wife was Lewis. 

borne 12° (7°.) 1638 

Samuel the sonne of John Lewis & Margaret his wife was 
borne 24°. (4°.) 1641. 

Elisabeth the daughter of John Lewis & Margaret his 
wife was borne 10°. (7°.) 1642 

Mary the daughf of William Luddington and Ellen his Luddington. 
wife was borne 6°. (12°.) 1642. 

Joseph the sonne of Thomas Lynde & Margaret his wife Lynde. 

was borne 3°. (4°) 1636. 

Sarah the daughter of Thomas Lynde & Margaret his 
wife was borne 16°. (2°.) 1639. 

Hannah the daught r of Thomas Lynde & Margaret his 
wife was borne 2°. (3°.) 1642 

Mary the daught r of W m Marble & Elisabeth his wife was Marble. 

borne 10°. 2°. 1642. 

Edward the sonne of John March dyed . 4°. (8°.) 1638. March. 

John the sonne of John March dyed 2°. (3°.) 1641. 

Mehetabel the daughter of John Martin & Sarah his wife Martin. 

was borne. 1°. (8°.) 1643. 

Raph Marrley dyed (7°) 1630. Marrley, 

John the sonne of Elias Maverick & Anne his wife was Mavericke. 
borne 13°. (12°.) 1635. 

Abigail the daughter of Elias Maverick & Anne his wife 
was borne 10°. (6°.) 1637. 

Elisabeth the daught r of Elias Maverick & Anne his wife 
was borne 2°. (4°.) 1639. 

Sarah the daughtf" of Elias Maverick & Anne his wife was 
borne 20°. (12°.) 1640. 

Elias the sonne of Elias Maverick & Anne his wife was 
borne 17° (1°.) 1643. 

1850.] Early Records of Boston. 269 

Martha the daughter of Edward Mellowes & Hannah his Mellowes. 
wife dyed 25°. (12°) 1642. 

Elisabeth the daught r of Edward Mellowes & Hannah his 
wife was borne. 5°. (1°) 1643. 

James the sonne of Richard Mellers was borne 3°. (4°.) Mellers. 


Hopestill the daught r of John Miricke & Judith his wife Mirick. 

was borne 20° (12°.) 1642. 

Hester the daughter of Rice Morrice & Hester his wife Morrice. 

was borne the 6°. (1°.) 1641. 

Gregory Nash & his wife dyed (12°) 1630 Nash. 

Sarah the daughter of Randall Nicholls & Elisabeth his Nichols. 

wife was borne. 27° (11°.) 1642. 

Increase the sonne of m r Increase Nowel & Parnell his Nowell. 

wife was borne 19°. (9°.) 1630 & dyed 6°. (1°.) 1632. 

Abigail the daught r of Increase Nowel & Parnell his wife 
was borne 27°. (2°.) 1632. & dyed 6. (1°.) 1634. 

Samuel the sonne of m r Increase Nowell was borne 12° 
(9°) 1634 

Eiiezer the sonne of m r Increase Nowell & Parnell his 
wife was borne. 16°. (8°.) 1636. & dyed 26° (9°) 1636. 

Mehetabell the daught r of m r Increase Nowell & Parnell 
his wife was borne 2°\ (12°) 1637. 

Increase the sonne of m r Increase Nowel & Parnell his 
wife was borne 23°. (3°.) 1640. 

Mary the daught r of m r Increase Nowell & Parnell his 
wife was borne 26°. (3°.) 1643. 

Rebecca the daughter of Richard Palgrave & Anne his Palgrave, 
wife was borne 25°. (5°) 1631. 

John the sonne of Richard Palgrave & Anne his wife was 
borne 6°. (1°.) 1634. 

Lidia the daught r of Richard Palgrave & Anne his wife 
was borne. 15°. (11°.) 1635. 

Bethya the daught r of Richard Palgrave & Anne his wife 
was borne 10° (5°) 1638. & dyed 21°. (6°.) 1638 : 

Benjamin the sonne of Walter Palmer & Rebecca his wife Palmer. 

was borne 30°. (3°.) 1642. 

Phebe the daught r of William Phillips & Mary his wife Phillips. 

was borne 7°. (2°.) 1640. 

Nathanael the sonne of W m Phillips & Mary his wife was 
borne 5°. (12°.) 1641. 

Mary the daughter of Will m Phillips & Marv his wife was 
borne 17°. (12°.) 1643. 

Mary the daughter of Will m Powell & Elisabeth his wife Powell. 

was borne 30°. (2°.) 1637. 

Martha the daught 1 of Will m Powel & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 29°. (2°.) 1639. 

Joshua the sonne of William Powel & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 15°. (9°.) 1641. 

Elisabeth the daughter of W m Powel & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne 22°. (6°.) 1642. 

Peter the sonne of John Power & Sarah his wife was borne Power. 

4°. (9°.) 1643. 

Mary the daughter of Richard Pratt & Mary his wife was Pratt. 

borne 30°. (l°.yiM3. 


Early Becords of Boston. 


James the sorme of Richard Russell & Maud his wife was 
borne 1°. (8°.) 1G40 

Ruth the daught 1- of William Sergeant & Sarah his wife 
was borne the 25°. (8°) 1G42. 

John the sonne of Robt Shorthus & Katherine his wife 
was borne 13°. (7°.) 1637 

Elisabeth the daughter of Robt Shorthus & Katherine his 
wife was borne 7°. (7°.) 1640 

Hannah the daught 1 of William Smith & Anne his wife 
was borne 27°. (7°.) 1639. 

Nathanael the sonne of W m Smith & Anne his wife was 
borne 25° (11°.) 1640. 

Mary the daught r of W m Smith & Anne his wife was 
borne 20°. (10°.) 1642. 

Joseph the sonne of Nicholas Stower & Amy his wife 
was borne 21°. (12°.) 1632. 

Abigail the daughter of Nicholas Stower and Amy his wife 
was borne 27°. (4°.) 1636. 

John Stower the sonne of Nicholas Stower dyed the 15°. 
(6°.) 1638. 

Jeremie the sonne of Jeremie Swaine & Mary his wife 
was borne . 1° (1°) 1643. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Seth Switser & Bethia his wife 
was borne 27°. (11°.) 1642. 

Ruth the daught 1 of Zacharias Symms &. Sarah his wife 
was borne 18°. (8°) 1635. 

Zacharias the sonne of Zacharias Symms & Sarah his 
wife was borne 9°. (11°.) 1637. 

Tymothie the sonne of Zacharias Symms & Sarah his wife 
was borne 7°. (3°.) 1640. & dyed 25°. (7°) 1640 

Deborah the daughter of Zacharias Symms & Sarah his 
wife was borne 28°. (6°.) 1642. 

John the sonne of Nicholas Treroice & Rebecca his wife 
was borne 26°. (3°.) 1639. 

Hanna the daught r of Augustin Walker & Hanna his wife 
was borne 12°. (7°.) 1640 

Samuel the sonne of Augustin Walker and Hannah his 
wife was borne 1°. (8°.) 1642. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Isaac Wheeler & ffrancis his 
wife was borne 8°. (5°.) 1641. 

Sarah the daught 1 " of Isaac Wheeler & ffrancis his wife 
was borne . 13°. (1°.) 1643. 

Mary the daught 1 of Thomas Wilder & Anne his wife 
was borne 30°. (4°.) 1642. 

Elisabeth Willis servant to m r Increase Nowel dyed 16°. 
(10.) 1635. 

Hannah the daughter of ffrancis Willoughby & Sara his 
wife was borne 17°. (3°) 1643. and dyed the 4°. (7°) 1643. 

Ruth the wife of Edward Wood dyed. 29°. (6°.) 1642. 

Edward Wood the Elder of that name dyed . 27° (9°) 1642. 

John the sonne of Raph Woory & Margaret his wife was 
borne 13°. (4°.) 1641. 

Abel the ^onne of Raph Woory & Margaret his wife was 
borne. 13°. (9°.) 1641. 







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Hannah the daughter of Raph Woory & Margaret his 
wife was borne 8°. (1°) 1643 

A Register of the births & burialls in Concord from the yeare 


Susanna the daught 1 of Thomas Atkinson was borne 28°. Atkinson. 
(2°) 1641. 

Hannah the daught r of Thomas Atkinson was borne the 
5°. (1°) 1643. 

Thomas Bagnley dyed the 18°. (1°) 1643. Bagnley. 

Hannah the daught r of James Bennet was borne 1°. (4°.) Bennet. 


Thomas the sonne of James Bennet was borne the 16°. 
(8°.) 1642. 

Mary the daughter of James Bloud was borne the 12°. BloucL 

(5°.) 1640. 

William Bowstred buried 31° (8°) 1642 Bowstred. 

Joseph the sonne of Henry Brookes was borne the 12°. Brookes. 

(2°.) 1641. 

Boaz the sonne of Thomas Browne was borne the 14°. Broivne. 

(12°.) 1641. 

Dorothie the daughter of m r Peter Buckley was borne the Buckley. 

2°. (6°.) 1640. 

Peter the sonne of m r Peter Buckley was borne the 12°. 
(6°.) 1643. 

Peter the sonne of m r Edward Buckley was borne the 3°. Buckley. 

(11°.) 1640. 

Sarah the daughter of m r Thomas Buckley was borne the Buckley. 

12°. (6°.) 1640. 

Richard the sonne of William Busse was borne the 6°. Busse. 

(5°.) 1640. 

Anne the daughter of William Busse was borne the 18°. 
(12°) 1641 

Hannah the daught r of John Chandler was borne 28° of 12° Chandler, 

Sarah the daughter of W m Costin was borne the 24°. (1°.) Costin. 

1642. Phebe his daught r borne 10° (2°) 1642. 

Thomas Dane had a daughter borne 24° (12°). 1642. Dane. 

The wife of Thomas Dogget dyed 23°. (6°.) 1642. Doggei. 

Lidia the daught r of Roger Draper was borne the 11°. Draper. 

(9°.) 1641 

John the sonne of Walter Edmunds was borne the 2°. (5°.) Edmunds. 

Sarah the daughter of Robert Edwards was borne the Edwards. 
12°. (7°.) 1640 & buried 26. (7°) 1640. 

John the sonne of John Evarts was borne the .29°. (12°) Evarts. 


Judah the sonne of John Evarts was borne 27° (8°) 1642 

Mary the daughf of George fFowle was borne 24°. (9°.) ffbwle. 


Peter the sonne of Georg fFowle was borne 2°. (10°.) 

James the sonne of George ffowle was borne 12°. (1°.) 


Early Records of Boston. 

Joseph the sonne of Henry ffarewell was borne 26°. (12°.) 

Ephraim the sonne of in 1 ' Thomas Flint was borne 14°. 
(11°) 1641. 

Hannah the daught r of William ffuller was borne the 8°. 
(6°.) 1641. 

Elizabeth the wife of William ffuller dyed .24°. (5°.) 1642 

Mary the daughter of Thomas ffoxe was borne the 18°. 
(7°.) 1642. & dyed . 9°. (8°.) 1642. 

Elisabeth the daughf of Thomas ffoxe was borne the °. 
(7°) 1642 

Robt Gamlin was buried the 7°. (7°.) 1642. 

Isabell the wife of Nathan Halsted dyed. 15°. (1°) 1641 

John the sonne of Will™ Hartwell was borne the 23°. 
(12°.) 1640 

Richard Harvy had twoe daughters borne the 25. & 26°. 
of the (9°) month 1639. & both buried the 28°. (9°.) 1639. 
Margaret his wife dyed. 2° (10°.) 1639. 

John the sonne of George Hey ward was borne 20°. (10 th ) 

Joseph the sonne of Georg Hey ward was borne the 26°. 
(1°.) 1643 

Mary the daughter of James Hosmore was borne 10° (11°) 
1639. & dyed 18°. 6°. 1642 

Mary the wife of James Hosmore was buryed 11° (3°.) 

Steven the sonne of James Hosmore & Alice his wife was 
borne 27°. (9°.) 1642. 

Eliphelet the sonne of m r John Jones was borne the 9°. 
(11°.) 1640. 

Josiah the sonne of Richard Lettin was borne 20° (12°.) 

Richard Lettin also had another sonne borne the 12°. 
(7°.) 1643 

Hanna the daught r of W m Hunt was borne 12°. (12°.) 

Joseph the sonne of Ambrose Martin was borne the 8°. 
(9°.) 1640. Sarah his daught r was borne 27°. (8°.) 1642. 

John the sonne of Joseph Miriam was borne the 9°. (5°.) 

Joseph Miriam dyed. 1°. (11°) 1640. 

Elisabeth the daught r of Georg Miriam was borne 8°. (9°.) 

Mary the daught r of John Myles was borne the 11°. (12°.) 

James the sonne of William Odle was borne the 2°. of the 
11° month 1639. and was buried 4°. (2°.) 1641. 

Rebecca the daughter of William Odle was borne the 17° 
(5°) 1642. 

Eunice the daughter of Luke Potter was borne the 2°. 
(1°.) 1640 

Rebecca the daughter of Luke Potter was borne the 2°. 
(8°.) 1643. & dyed 11° (8°) 1643 

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Early Records of Boston. 


Stephen the sonne of James Posmore was borne the 13. Posmore. 

(9°) 1642 

Alice Prentice dyed. 8° (1°.) 1643. Prentice. 

Elisabeth the daught r of Richard Rice was borne the 27°. Rice. 

(8°.) 1641. 

John y e sonne of Richard Rice was borne 23° day: 12° 
month 1643 

Mary the wife of Symon Rogers dyed 1. (6°) 1640. Rogers. 

George Squiers had a sonne borne 11°. (1°.) 1643. Squires. 

Sarah the wife of W m Symons buried. 3°. (2°.) 1641. Symons. 

A daughter of Benjamin Thwing dyed. 23°. (6°.) 1642. Thwing. 

Ruth the daught* of John Tompkins was borne 1°. (4°) Tompkins. 

John the sonne of John Tompkins was borne the 25°. (7°) 

Rebecca the daught' of Benjamin Turney was borne 16°. Turney. 

(12°.) 1639 Sarah his daught' was borne . 11°. (10°) 1641. 
& ruth was borne 28° (11°.) 1643 

Remembrance the daughter of William Vnderwood was Vnderwood. 
borne 25°. (12°.) 1639. 

Samuel the sonne of Moses Wheate was borne the 25°. Wheate. 

(8°) 1641. Hannah his daught' borne . 12°. (12°.) 1642. 

Moses the sonne of Moses Wheate buried . 28°. (4°) 1641. 

Hannah the daught' of Moses Wheate was borne 19°. 
(12°). 1642 

Sarah the daught' of Georg Wheeler was borne 30°. (1°.) Wheeler. 


John the sonne of Georg Wheeler was borne the 19°. (1°.) 

Ephraim the sonne of Joseph Wheeler was borne 14° (2°.) Wheeler. 

1640 .buried . 19° (5°) 1642. 

Elisabeth wife of Joseph Wheeler buried 19° (5°) 1643. 

Joseph the sonne of Joseph Wheeler was borne the 1°. 
(10°.) 1641. buried 18°. (5°) 1642. 

Mary the daughter of Joseph Wheeler was borne the 20° 
(7°) 1643. 

Sarah the daught' of Timothie Wheeler was borne 22°. 
(4°) 1640. 

Jane the wife of Timothie Wheeler dyed 12° (12°) 1642. 
vxor Timothy Wheeler dyed 12°. (12°) 1642. 

John the sonne of Obadiah Wheeler was borne 27° (11°) 

Ruth the daughter of Obadiah Wheeler was borne 23°. 
(2°.) 1642. 

A sonne of Obadiah Wheeler was borne 25°. 10°. 1643 
and dyed 29°. (9°.) 1643. 

Isaac the sonne of Ephraim Wheeler was borne 13°. (10°.) Wheeler. 


Allice the daught' of Thomas Wheeler dyed 17° (1°) 1640. 

Symon the sonne of Symon Willard was borne 31°. (11°.) Willard. 


Sarah the daughter of Symon Willard was borne 24°. (5°.) 
1642. or 27. of the 4°. month : 

Abigail the daughter of Michael Wood was borne 10°. (2°.) Wood. 

1642. 35 




Early Records of Boston. 


The Regester of the births and burialls in Dedham 

yeare 1635. vnto the yeake 1g43. 

Bethia the daught* of fferdinando Adams & Anne his 
wife was borne 10°. (4°.) 1G40. 

Abigail his daughter was borne the 15°. (7°.) 1639. Nathan- 
iell his sonne was borne 16°. (1°.) 1642. 

Elisabeth the daught* of Thomas Alcock & Margery his 
wife was borne 4°. (8°.) 1638. 

Sarah the daught* of Thomas Alcock & Margery his wife 
was borne 28°. (10°.) 1639. 

Hannah the daught 1 of Thomas Acock & Margery his wife 
was borne the 25°. (3°.) 1642. 

John the sonne of James Allin & Anne his wife was borne 
4°. (10°.) 1639. Mary & Martha borne. 11°. (10°.) 1641. 

Edward Allein gent, deceased 8°. (7°.) 1642. 

Samuel the sonne of John Bacheler & Rebecca his wife 
was borne 8°. (11°.) 1639. 

John the sonne of John Balden & Joanna his wife was 
borne. 24°. (4°.) 1635. 

Joseph the sonne of William Bearestoue & Anne his wife 
was borne. 6°. (4°.) 1639. 

Abigail the daughter of John Bullard & — his wife 

was borne 8°. (8°.) 1641. 

Mary the daughter of Samuel Bullen & Mary his wife was 
borne 20°. (5°.) 1642. 

Elisabeth the daughter of ffrancis Chickering & Anne his 
wife was borne 26°. (7°.) 1638. 

Elisabeth Chickering dyed 28°. (5°.) 1642. 

Bethshua the daughter of ffrancis Chickering & Anne his 
wife was borne 23°. (10°.) 1640. 

Joseph the sonne of Joseph Clarke & Allice his wife was 
borne. 27°. (5°.) 1642. 

Rowland Clarke deceased the 2°. (12°.) 1638. 

Mary Clark deceased the 22°. (3°.) 1642. 

Sarah the daughter of Nathaniel Colbourne & Priscilla 
his wife was borne 5°. (2°.) 1640. 

Rebecca the daughter of Nathaniel Colbourne & Priscilla 
his wife was borne 17°. (12°.) 1642. 

John the sonne of Edward Culver & Anne his wife 
was borne 15°. (2°.) 1640. 

Joshua the sonne of Edward Culvel & Anne his wife was 
borne 12°. (11°.) 1642. 

Mary the daught 1 " of John Dwight & Hanna his wife was 
borne 25°. (5°.) 1635. 

Sarah the daughter of John Dwight & Hannah his wife 
was borne 17°. (4°.) 1638. 

John Dwight deceased 24°. (1°.) 1638. 

John the sonne of Thomas Earns & Margaret his wife 
was borne 6°. (8°.) 1642. 

John Eamcs deceased. 17°. (7°.) 1641. 

Abigail the daught r of John Eaton and Abigail his wife 
was borne. 6°. (11°.) 1639. 

Jacob the sonne of John Eaton and Abigail his wife was 
borne 8°. (4°) 1642. 


















Dorchester Inscriptions. 



[Communicated by Mr. W. B. Trask, of Dorchester.] 
Barbara y c Daughter 

Of Ebenezar & 
Lidia Jons 
Days Died January 

Aged 7 

Here Lyes y e Body 

Of Thankfull Foster 

Y e Daughter of 

James & Anna 

Foster Dec d March 

Y e 1 st 1700 

In y e 18 th Year 

Of Her A<re. 

[James Blake made freeman 1652, 
representative, 1677. Ordained Dea- 
con June 30, 1672 — filled that office 
nearly 14 years — afterwards Ruling 
Elder 14 years.] 


Y e Daughter of 

James & Anna 


Aged 2 Days 

Here Lyes Buried y e Died September 

Body of Elder Y e 27 th 1700 

James Blake who 

Deceased June y° 

28 e 1700 

In y e 77 th Year 

Of His Age. 

Gulielmus Stoughtonus, Armiger 

Provincial Massachusetts sis in Nova Anglia Legatus 

deinde Gubernator 

Nee non Curias in eadem Provincia Superioris 

lusticiarius Capitalis 

Hie Iacet / 

Vir Conjugij Nescius 
Religione Sanctus 

Virtute Clarus 

Doctrina Celebris 

Ingenio Acutus 

Sanguine & Animo pariter illustris 

JEquitatis Amator 

Legum Propugnator 

Collegij STOUGHTONIANI Fundator 

Literarum & Literatorum Fautor Celeberrimus 

* This collection is believed to contain a correct copy of all the burial inscriptions., 
bearing dates from 1700 to 1750, now extant in this ancient place of sepulture. Those 
given on pages 165-170 of this volume, and on pages 381-383 of Volume II., are all 
which have earlier dates. The whole number of inscriptions in these lists is about 450 ; 
whereas, in Davenport's " Sexton's Monitor," the number of deaths in Dorchester, 
during the same period, is computed to have been 824. 

Critical readers will find, in some instances, errors in the Latin, and also in the spelling, 
punctuation, &c, of the English portions of the inscriptions ; and perhaps the dates and 
ages may differ with records and established facts. If such be the case, it must be remem- 
bered that these are intended to be literal copies. 

276 Dorchester Insertions. [July, 

Impietatis & vitij Hostis Acerrimus 

Hunc Rhetores amant Facundum 

Hunc Scriptores norimt Elegantem 

Hunc Philosophi quserunt Sapientem 

Hunc Doctores laudunt Theologura 

Hunc Pij Venerantur Austerura 

Hunc Omnes Mirantur ; Omnibus Ignotum 

Omnibus licet Notum 

Quid plura Viator. Quern perdidimus 

Stoughtonum ! 


Satis dixi Urgent Lachrymse 


Vixit Annos Septuaginta 

Septimo die Iulij, Anno Salutis 1701 


Heu ! Heu ! Qualis Luctus ! 

[The following, written by Rev. Dr. Harris, was inserted in the Colum- 
bian Centinel, Nov., 1828. 

" The monument in Dorchester burial-ground to the memory of the 
Honorable WILLIAM STOUGHTON, one of the early and most munifi- 
cent benefactors of Harvard College, having fallen, and the tablet cracked 
in two, the Board of Corporation have caused it to be repaired. Thus 
has been preserved from entire dilapidation the most beautiful sepulchral 
monument in this part of our country, and which bears an inscription the 
classical terseness of which would have graced the times of Roman litera- 
ture, while the virtues it celebrates would have been honored in the purest 
age of Christian history." 

" This gentleman, so highly distinguished for his learning, piety, patriot- 
ism and liberality, was born at Dorchester in 1632, and graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1650. Being a bachelor, and possessed of a large estate^ 
he was enabled to assist pious and literary institutions. At his expense 
STOUGHTON HALL was erected ; after standing nearly a century, it 
was taken down, and a new College has since been raised near its site, 
which bears the same name. He also bequeathed a fine tract of land, the 
annual rent of which is to be applied towards the support at College of a 
scholar from Dorchester ; and another for the benefit of public schools in 
that town."] 

Here Lyes y e 
Body of Nath an 

Aged 70 Year 9 Isaa c Jones 
Died July y e Son of 
26 1701. Jonathan & Rebecca 
Jones Aa;ed 4 

Here Lyes y e Body of Years Died 

Margaret Pope wife to November Y e 

John Pope Aged about 16 th 1702. 

74 Years died October 

y e 20 th 1702. t 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 


Ruth Jones 

y e Daughter of 

Jonathan & Rebecca 

Jones Aged 7 

Years Died 

November y c 24 


Here Lyes y e Body 

of M" Mary y e 

Widdow of Deacon 

John Capen Died 

June y c 29 th in y e 

Ye r 1704 in y e 

73 d Year of Her Age. 

Here Lyeth y e 
M rs Mary Foster 

y° relict of Cap 1 
Hopestill Foster 

Aged 84 Years 

Dec d January 
4 1701. 

Ebenezer Bird 
y c Son of James 

& Ann Bird 

Aged 19 Years 

Died January y e 18 th 


Mary Pierce 

Wife to 

Thomas Pierce 

Aged 62 Years 

Died March y e 22 d 


Here Lyes y e 

Body of Elizabeth 

Maudsley Wife 

to Ebenezer 

Maudsley Aged 

39 Years Died 

April y e 24 


[This name is now spelled Moseley.'] 

James Son 
to James & 


Haws Aged 

16 m° Died 

Sep* y e 6 


Here Lyes y e Body 

of Ephraim Howard 

Aged About 40 

Years Departed 

This Life May 

y e 12 

Here Lyes y e Body 

of Miriam Wood 

Formerly Wife to John Smith 

Aged 73 Years 

Died October y e 19 th 


A Woman well beloved of all 

her neighbours from her care of small 
Folks education their number being great 

that when she dy'd she scarsely left her mate 
So Wise Discre[et] was her behaviours 

that she was well esteemed by neighbours 
She liv'd in love with all to dy[e] 
So let her rest [to] Eternaty. 

Dorchester Inscripti 



Here Lyes y e 

Body of 

Thomas Pierce 

Aged 71 Years 

Died Oct r y e 

20 1706' 

Here Lyes y e 

Body of M r 

Enoch Wisvvall 

Aged 73 Years 

Died Nov r y e 28 th 


Here Lyes the 

Body of Nathanjel 

Clap Aged 66 

Years Departed 

This Life May y e 6 th 


Here Lyes y e Body of 
Rebecca Wife to 
Jonathan Jones 
Aged 35 Years 
Died July y e 21 

Here Lyes a 

Foster Son to 

James & Anna 

Foster Still Born 

in September 


Here Lyes y e Body 

of Nathanel 

Leeds Died y e 

18 th of Nouember 

1707 Aged 
About 25 Years. 

John Son to 

Ralph & Rachel 

Pope Aged 5 Wek' 

& 5 Dayes Died 
Febu r ry e 21 1708 


Son to 

John Sty Is 

Aged 1 Mon th 

Died April 

y e 19 1708. 

Here Lyes y e Body of 

Hannah Clap 

The Wife of Elder 

Samvel Clap 

Aged 68 Years 

Died October the 8 th 


Here Lyes Buried y e 
Body of Elder 
Samvel Clap Aged 
74 Years Departed 
This Lifey e 16 of Octob 
[He was son of Capt. Roger Clap, 
born Oct. 11, 1634 — ordained a Rul- 
ing Elder Feb. 3, 1701. "'He was a 
wise and prudent man, possessing the 
spirit of his father, treading in his 
steps and making good his ground. 
He was eminent for religion, and of a 
blameless and unspotted reputation. 
He was early and constantly employ- 
ed in public affairs — was a Captain 
of the military Company, and at last 
Major, a Representative of the town ; 
and a Deputy of the Court. He mar- 
ried Miss Hannah Leeds, daughter of 
Mr Richard Leeds. They had two 
sons and two daughters."] 

Here Lyes y e 

Body of 


Cap en Aged 51 

Years Died 

October y e 20 


Here Lyes y e Body 

of Eunice Bird 

Dau r to Ensigne 

James & Ann Bird 

Aged 29 Years Died 

Augu st y e 1709. 

Jemima R°yall y e 

Daughter of 

William & Mary 

R°yall Aged 17 

Years Died Nov* 

9 1709. 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 


Here Lyes y e 

Body of 

Thomas Bird 

Aged abovt GO 

Years Died 

January y e 30 


Here Lyes y e Body 

of M rs Elizabeth 

Mather AYife to 

M r Timothy Mather 

Aged 79 Years 

Died Feb ry y e 20 



the Son of 


and Susanna 

Capen Aged 

17 Days Died 

May y e 29 


Here Lyes the 
Body of Mary 
the Wife of 
John Preston 
Aged 27 Yea rs 
Died August 
the 31 1710 


y e Daughter 

of Noah & 



Aged 19 

Years Died 


19 1710 

Robert Stiles 

Aged About 91 

Years Died 

Nou r the 2 d 


Sarah y c 

Daughter of 

Noah and 


Bemount Aged 

27 Years Died 

July y e 3 


Here Lyes y e 

Body of Mar 7 

y c Widdow 

of Nathan 


Died August 

y e 24 1711 

Aged 71 Year 3 

Here Lyes y e 
Body of Nathan 
Sriffe Died Oct 

y e 17 th 1711 
in y e 20 th year 

of his Age. 

Here Lyes y e Body 

of Thankfull 


Wife to Philip 

Withington Aged 

About 50 Years Dec d 

Dec r y e 23 d 1711 

Here Lyes y e Body 

of Susannah 

Breck Wife to 

Cap* John Breck 

about 64 Years 

Feb ry y e 8 1711. 

Dec d 

Here Lyes y e Body 

of Joseph Bird 

Aged about 44 Years 

Deceased February 

y e 28 th 1711-12 

[In Blake's Annals, under date of 

1712, it is written : " This year March 

9 th Joseph Bird died by a wound in 

his fore-head occasioned by his Gun 

flying out of y e Stock when he fired 

it at Fowl, being upon y e water in his 


The difference in dates nearly cor- 
responds with the difference in style.] 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 


Here Lyes y e Body of 

M" Elizabeth Wiswell 

Wife of M r Enoch 

Wiswell Aged 75 

Years Died May 

y e 31* 1712. 

Here Lyes Interred 

y e Body of Sarah 

Tilestone Widdow of 

Timothy Tilestone 

Aged 69 Years 

Dec d June y e 26 th 


Joshua y e Son 

of John & 



Aged 7 Month 8 

Died Noumber 

28 th 1712. 

J Bird Son of 

Aron & Mary 

Bird Still Born 

February y° 16 


Here Lyes Buried the 

Body of Joseph Butt 

Aged 29 Years 

Died March y e 29 


Here Lyes y e 
Body of Abigail 
y c Wife of Cap* 
Standfast Foster 
Aged 47 Years 
Died June y c 22 

Here Lyes Buried 

y e Body of Edward 

Breck Aged 40 

Years Decesed 

September y* 3 d 1713 

Here Lyes the 
Body of James 
White Aged 76 

Years Dyed 

Nouembcr the 11 


Here Lyes the 
Body of Mary 

The Wifeoflohn 
Robinson Aged 
28 Years Dyed 

Desember the 22 

Here Lyes the 

Body of Mercy 

the Daughter 

of Sa ra vel and 

Mercy Trott 

Aged 22 Years 

Died April the 

11 1714 

Here Lyes y e 

Body of Pruden c 

y e Daughter 

of Ioseph and 

Silence Hall 

Aged 16 Years 

Died July y e 13 


Sarah the 
Daughter to 
lonathan and 


Hall Aged 18 

Years Dyed 

July the 16 


Here Lyes y e Body 

of Repent y e 

Wife of loshua 

Pumry Aged 38 

Years and 5 

Months Died 

July y e 22 1714 

Esther Jones 

y e Daughter 

of Ebenezer 

& Lydia Jones 

Aged 18 Years 

Died August 

23 d 1714. 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills, 281 


[Communicated by Mr. Justin Winsor, of Boston.] 
[Continued from page 174.] 

The first volume of Wills is labelled, " Plymouth Colony Records. Wills, 
&c, Vol. I. .1633-1654," and is entitled thus : — 

"New Plymouth. 

A Register of the wills and Testaments of the deceased w th a true 
coppy of the Inventories of their goods and chattels, as they were presented 
in publick Court uppon oath. 

Anno Dom. 1633. 
As also the Inventories of the goods of such as died without wills." 
Subjoined to this inscription, in a later hand, is written : — 
* Likewise the depositions of witnesses" 

Edward Foster. (Scituate.) 
His will, dated Nov. 24, 1643, makes his wife, Lettice, his Executrix, and 
bequeaths to her his lands at North River and Stoney Brook. He names 
also his son Timothy, then a minor, and an infant yet unborn. He 
appoints, as his overseers of his will, Timothy Hatherly, father Richard 
Sillis, Edmond Eddenden. It was witnessed by the same, and Thomas 
Hanford. The Inventory was taken, Feb. 1643, by Hatherly, Sillis, and 
Eddenden. Amount, £42. 3. 

Stephen Hopkins. (Plymouth.) 
His will, was exhibited at Court, Aug. 1644, and dated June 6, preceding. 
He desires to be buried near his deceased wife. He names his son Caleb, 
as " heir apparent," arid executor of the will, and, together with Capt. 
Standish, supervisor; also another son, Gyles (and his son Stephen;) 
daughters, Constance (wife of Nicolas Snow) ; Deborah ; Damaris ; 
Ruth; and Elizabeth. Witnessed by Myles Standish and William 
Bradford. [Though attached to the instrument in the Record-book, the 
names of the witnesses appear to be autograph signatures.] An Inven- 
tory of his estate was taken, July, 1644, by Capt Standish, Tho. Willet, 
and John Done. Amount £25. 14. 5. 

Ephraim Kempton, Sen. (Scituate.) 
A tailor, "being lately deceased May the fift, Anno Dom. 1645." His 
Inventory. Amount £47. 16. 10. 

Division of the Estate of Stephen Hopkins. 
"The seu r all porcons of the children of M r Steven Hopkins, deceased, 
as they were divided equally by Capt. Myles Standish, Caleb Hopkins, 
their brother." Then follows an enumeration of the allotted "porcons" 
of Deborah, Damaris, and Ruth, each amounting to £9. 6. 8. In re- 
lation to the other daughter, Elizabeth, there is a paper containing six 
articles, signed by Standish, Caleb Hopkins, and Richard Sparrow, being 


282 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [July? 

an agreement by which she was "put out" to Sparrow, until she should 
become of the age of 19. or until her marriage, and "in consideracon of 
the weaknes of the child and her inabillytie to p r forme such service as 
they acquite their charges in bringing of her up," Sparrow was to 
receive into his hands her "porcon" of the estate, provided if "good wife 
Sparrow " should die, Standish and her brother might dispose of Eliza- 
beth as they thought best. Witnessed by Wm Paddy, and Thomas 
Willet. Next follows a paper by Sparrow, promising payment in con- 
sideration of the above, and witnessed by Paddy, and a receipt by 
Standish, dated May 19, 1647. 

"The coppie of Job Lane's refusall to accept of the executorship of 
Thomas Howell's last will and testa mt , directed to the Gou r nor ". By 
this it appears Lane was a carpenter of Dorchester, and a nephew of 
Howell, and was in Old England at the time of his decease. Dated 19 
Oct. 1647. Witnessed by Edmond Weston. 

Thomas Blise. (Rehoboth.) 

Will, dated 4, 8°, 1649. Exhibited at Court June 8, 1649. He bequeaths 
his house to his son Jonathan. Names his eldest daughter, wife of Thom- 
as Williams ; his da. Mary, wife of Nathaniel Harmon ; his son-in-law, 
Nicolas Ide, and his son Nathaniel. Appoints his well-beloved friends, 
Richard Wright, and Stephen Paine-, overseers. Witnessed by Paine, 
and Edward Smith. 

Inventory was taken by Paine, and Richard Boivin, 21 6mo. 1647. Am't, 
£117. 16. 4. 

Robert Hicks. (Plymouth.) 

"Deceased the 24 th Mar., 1647." Inventory, July 5, by Wm. Paddy and 
Thomas Cushman. Amount £39. 13. Was formerly of Duxbury. His 
will, dated May 28, 1645. To his son Ephraim, his house at Plymouth, 
and land lately purchased of John Alden, and also land at Island Creek, 
on Duxbury side ; his oldest son, Samuel ; his wife, Margaret, to have 
the use of three rooms in his house during her lifetime, and to be Execu- 
trix of the will : To his grandson John Bangs ; To Rev. John Reynefs 
son John ; To John Watson ; " To the younger of M r . Charles Chaun- 
ceys sonns, which his wife had at one birth, when hee dwelt at Plymouth ; " 
To Plymouth town, a " cow calfe : " To Wm Pontns, Phineas Pratt, 
John Faunce, Nathl. Morton, Thomas Cushman, 20. each ; To Joshua 
Prat and Samuel Eddy, a suit of clothes. John Hoivland, Manasseh 
Kempton, and Thomas Cushman, Overseers. Witness, Nathl. Souther. 

Joseph Holiway. (Sandwich.) 

Inventory by Edw. Dillingham and Wm. Newland, Dec. 4, 1647. Amount 
£205. 6. His wife "Rosse " certified before Tho. Prence 30. lOmo. 1647. 

Thomas Howell. (Marshfield.) 

A " full manifestation of Thomas Howell's desire on his death bed," June 
6, 1647. His property to be divided equally between his wife and 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 283 

children. Appointed Job Lane, his kinsman, now in England, his execu- 
tor, and requested Edmond Weston to be agent in trust until he returned. 
Inventory, May 31, 1648, by Thomas Bourn, Kenelm Winslow, and 
Joseph Biddle. Amount. £38. 2. 

Alexander Winchester. (Rehoboth.) 
Will, dated 4. 4mo 1647, and exhibited at Court June 8, 1648. He gave 
one half of his property to his wife, whom he made his executrix, and 
the rest to his children, when they became fifteen years of age. John 
Hazett, Walter Palmer, and Wm. Cheesborough, supervisors. Witness, 
" Richard Bullock, aged 25 yrs., testifies that after the death of Winchester, 
he enquired of his widow, how she would dispose of the children, and 
she answered her husband has taken course for them, and left them to 
the overseers of his will. Hee being then sick and dyed the 16 th July, 

John Brown. 
Richard Bullock." 
Inventory, 30th lmo 1647, by Steven Paine, Richard Bowin, and Joseph 

James Cushman, als. Coachman. (" Seteat.") 

Will, April 25, 1648 ; proved May 24, 1648. To "cozin" John Twisden, of 
Gordiana, in the county of Devon, province of Mayne: To Wm. 
Wither ell, of Seteat; To "cozin" Mr. John Ferniside, of Duxbury: 
Appoints TJlos. Lapham his executor. Witnessed by Wm. Witherell 
and Joseph Tilden. 

Inventory, May 29, 1648, by Wm. Vassall and Joseph Tilden. Amount 
£29.19. 10. 

William Launders. (Marshfield.) 

Inventory, Jan. 1, 1648, by Josiah Winsloiv and Anthony Snow. Amount 

" Being requested by William Launders of Marshfield now lying sick and 
weak at the dwelling house of Francis Sprage of Duxbery, to make 
his will & testament," the following certified as to the disposition of 
his estate then made by him. 

Jonathan Brewster, 
Thomas Burne, 
Robert Waterman. 

Grace Granger. 

Widow. Her will dated Nov. 24, 1648. Gives to her son John, her 
house, when he shall become of age. Names her dau. Elizabeth. Wit- 
nessed by Timothy Hatherly, John (his mark), and Richard Beare, 

(his mark.) 

Note. — Thomas Graunger, servant of Love Breivster, was hung for a cap- 
ital crime, 1642 ; and a John, died at Marshfield, Oct. 4, 1655, and was 
buried at Scituate, W. 

Thomas Rickard. (Scituate.) 
His will, dated Nov, 14, 1648, and witnessed by Richard Garret and Jo- 

284 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [July, 

seph Tilden. He bequeaths to Thomas Pincheon, the elder, and his 
wife Joan, and their children, Thomas and Hannah. To Laurrance, 
LetcJifield, Henery Ativood, Thomas Ingham, Joan and Richard Stan- 
lake, "Cozin" Henry Borne, John Bisbee, (son of Elisha,) Wm. Par- 
ker, Isaac Birch, and Richard Garrett. 
Inventory, Dec. 2, 1648, by Humphrey Turner and Joseph Tilden. 
Amount £25. 12. 3. 

George Knot. (Sandwich.) 

Nuncupative will, dated May 1, 1648. To wife Martha, executrix of the 
will; To son Samuel; To dau. Martha, "if she maries and lives in 
Sandwich," and to Thomas Dunham, "in case he maries my daugh- 
ter." Overseers, Wm. Leveridge and Wm. Newland. Taken by Lever- 
idge and Thomas Nichols. 

Inventory, June 1, 1648, by Edward Dillingham and Wm. Newland. 
Amount, £69 J. 

George Allen, the Elder. (Sandwich.) 

Will. Names his sons Matthew, Henry, Samuel, William, and his "five 
least children." His wife Catherine, executrix. Ralph Allen and 
Richard Bourn, overseers. Witnesses, Wm. Leveredge, John Vincent, 
and Richard Bourn. 

Inventory, Sept. 22, 1648, by Edward Dillingham and Richard Bourn. 

Henry Coggen. (Barnstable.) 

He " deceased in England, about the 1 6 th of June last." Inventory, Oct. 3, 
1649, by Henry Cobb, Barnard Lumbert, and Thomas Hinckley. 
Amount, £28. 14. 8., certified to by Mrs. Abigail Coggen. 

Ephraim Hicks. (Plymouth.) 

Inventory taken on the oath of Mrs. Margaret Hicks by Capt. Standish, 
Thomas Willet, Wm. Paddy, Mannaseh Kempton, and Thomas South- 

Thomas Blossom. (Barnstable.) 

Inventory taken on oath of Sara Blossom, widow, by Henry Cobb and 
Thomas Huckins. Amount, £37. 10s. 9d. 

Love Brewster. (Duxbury.) 

Will dated Oct 1, 1650, and exhibited at Court, March 4, 1650. To chil- 
dren, Nathaniel, the heir apparent, the estate in Duxbury ; William, 
Wrestling, and Sarah. And to his three sons jointly " all such land as 
is of right due to mee by purchase and first coming into the land, which 
was in the yeare, 1620." His wife Sarah, executrix. Witnessed by 
Myles Standish. 

Inventory (including books to the number of 30 volumes) taken Jan, 31, 
1650, by Wm. Collier and Capt. Standish. Amount, £97. 7. 1. 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 285 


( Continued from Page 54.) 

John Mills. 
(22 th October 1651.) 

I John Milles of Boston, being sicke, Doe nominate my loving freinds 
Samuell Mauerick, Rob* Knight & Paul: White my executors — To Lyd- 
dja Tounesend, servant to Mr. Ruche in pte Requitall of paines taken 
about me, fforty shillings, — to John Peirse his fower children, to each twenty 
shillings,- — to Mr. Cotton forty shillings, — to Mr. Wilson forty shillings, — 
remander to my loving freinds, Mr. fferdjnyndo Bodry & Mr. David Ste- 
phens, marchants in the Canarjes, — witness my hand & Seale, this 22 th 
day of October, 1651. 

Thomas Rucke Jo Mill &l a Seale 

Richard Wajte 

Richard Wajte deposed, 3 : 10 : 1651, to the above. Recorded the 
same day. Edward Raivson, Rec* 

Inventory, £815. 12 : 9^, in which demands are enumerated against 
Mr. Vallentine Hill, Mr. John Manning, Mr. Thomas Lejgh in Virginea, 
Mr. John Treworgie, Mr. Nicholas Treworgie, Major Generall Gibbons, 
Mr. Dauid Yale & Mr. Daves, Nehemiah Boarne, Samuell Mauericke, Mr. 
John Turner, Perregrine whitt, Henry Sherman, Robert Nauney, John 
Jarves, Thomas Mayhew, Mr. Phillip Lewes, Mr. Thomas Lake, Mr. 
George Newman, dead, Mr. Richard Towgood, dead, Mr. Rob*. Saltonstall, 
dead, Mr. John Codington, Mr. Simon Kempthorne, Thomas Pacey, Mr. 
Jon* Steevens, John Dunbarr, Major Rob*. Sejuke [Sedgwick], Joseph 
Armitage, Darby Feild, Antipas Mauericke, Hugh Gunnison, Capt. Fraun- 
cis Champroune, as p accon in y e court of Douer — Deposed in court by 
Mr. Rob*. Knight, 3 : 10 : 1651. Edw d Rawson, Rec r . 

Robert Turner. 

(14 th August 1651.) 

The last will &eof Robert Turner Shoomaker of Boston is as ffolloweth: 
ffirst halfe of my estate personal and real to wife Elizabeth Turner, and the 
other halfe of my estate the one halfe of it to sonne John Turner, and the 
other halfe undevided to Habacuk Turner and Elizabeth Turner. Provision 
is made in case of another child being born, that it shall have a portion out 
of the whole equal with the two younger children. In case of decease of 
wife and children, then one halfe of estate is to be given to Abigail Death 
the daughter of my brother Pceter Turner, and the other halfe .to Hanna 
Hill daughter of Frances Hill my wifes sister. Five pounds to Abigail 
Death, five pounds to Hanna Hill, and forty shillings unto John Spurts 
wife. Wife Elizabeth Turner to be sole Executrix, and ffriends Vallentyne 
Hille, Richard Treusdale Joshua Scotto and Hezekiah Usher to be over- 
seers. Provision is made for other overseers in case his legatees remove to 
Old England. Robe't Turner. 

witnessed by us 

Richard fairebanck. 

Joseph Pendelton. 

286 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [J n */> 

Joseph Pendleton deposed before the County Court 3* Dec. 1651 to the 
above. Recorded on the same day by Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

26 (7). 51. Inventory of moveables and goods belonging to M r Robert 
Turner shoomaker lately deceased taken by Robrt Scott, Rich Cooke & 
Benjamine Negus. £384: 04: 11. 

Elizabeth Turner deposed before the county Court 3. 10. mo 1651 that 
this was a full and true Inventory of the goods and estate of Robt Turner 
hir late husband to her best knowledge, and p r mised on oath that if after- 
ward ought else shall appeare shee will bring it into the Courte. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

Thomas Satell. (Nuncupative) 
[14 (5) 1651] 

To his brother Richard Sattell he giveth his bedding, iron pot, skillett, 
beetle and ring, eathen things, chest and lines, and what of his in the 
keexing [keeehing] and under the trust of brother and sister Kenricke at 
Muddy River. Unto Mr Cotton teacher of Boston church twenty shillings 
in signe and token of his love and thankfulnes and likewise vnto me twenty 
shillings vppon the like respect. Item vnto my daughter Mary Wilson he 
giveth twenty shillings if what he leaveth in my house or land will reach 
so far. Item he giveth his muskett, his sword and his bandeleeres to his 
sajd brother's eldest sonne, and whatsoeuer else he hath or is dew vnto him 
for three quarters wages the premises discharged he doth give vnto his 
sajd brother Richard for the good of him and his family and children. 
This he did with his owne mouth declare vnto me this 14 th day of the fifth 
month 1651. 

witnes John Wilson. 

This was deposed by the sajd John Wilson to be the last will and testa- 
ment of Thomas Satell 18. 9mo 1651. before the Court. The Court ap- 
prooved of this will and did graunt administration thereof to Richard Satell 
brother to the sajd Thomas Satell deceased, who is to see the sajd will 
performed. 18. 9mo 1651, Edward Rawson Recorder. 

An Inventory of the goods of the deceased Tho; Sautell Octob r 11 th : 

This Inventory was brought into the Court after y e will was prooved 18: 
9mo : 51 & administration was graunted by y e Courte to Richard Sautell 
who is to see the will ^formed. 

Recorded W Edward Raivson Recorder 

20. 9mo. 51. 

William Heath. 

(May 28, 1652.) 

" The last Will & Testam* of Willm Heath of Roxbury in manner and 
forme following. 

Item I give vnto my loving wife during her natural life ye newe end of 
my house that I nowe dwell in both aboue & below and half the great 
barne and half the barne yard togeither w th all my Arable land and mea- 
dowe that I am nowe possessed of Togeither w th all my Cattell & moveable 
goods vpon this Condition following ffirst that shee shall pay all my debts, 
secondly that shee shall pay my daughter Mary Spere Tenne pounds w th in 
one yeare after my death. Thirdly that shee shall pay my daughter Hanna 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 287 

Tenne pounds w th in two yeres after my death And when shee hath paid 
all my debts & legacies the remainder of the benefitt I giue wholley vnto 
my wife as better expressed during her naturall life and I doe make her 
my whole executrix. 

Item 21y. I giue vnto my sonne Isaac p r sently to possesse the old end of 
my dwelling house" &c. After death of wife "my two soones shall haue all 
my howse and lands in Roxbury" "sonne Isaac my eldest sonne a double 
po r con and my son Pelig a single porcon." 

" Item 31y I giue vnto my daughter Mary that I had by my ffirst wife 
fforty shillings a yere out of all my lands to be paid by both my sonns that 
is to say my sonne Isacke to pay twenty shillings a yere & my sonne Pelig 
twenty shillings a yere during the whole tyme of her natural life and they 
to begin at the tyme of their mother's death and they enter on the land and 
I doe intreate my wife in the meane season to haue a motherly care ouer 
hir and see y* shee want nothing that is convenient for hir. 

And I doe intreate my three friends that is to say my deare brother 
elder Heath John Rugles & Phillip Elliott to see this my will ^formed 
& my lands equally deuided according to y e true intent of this my last will. 

Witnes Isaac Heath Phillip Elliott 
John Rugles 

The X m r k of 
"Willm Heath. 

21 day 8mo 1652 taken vpon Oath by Phillip Elliott John Rugles to be 
the will of Willm Heath as above before me John Glover. 

The Magistrates approue of this will so as they bringe in the Inventory 
by the next Court. 17 Nov 1652 Edward Rawson Recorder. 

John Holland. 
[16. (10.) 1651.] 

In the name of God amen I John Holland of Dorchester in Newe Eng- 
land being by the ^mission of the Lord bound for Virginia and knoweing 
my life to be mortalle & at the disposeing hand of the Lord, ffor the ffurther 
setling of my estate after this life if the Lord Jesus shall call me to himself 
before my returne from this WtA Vioage I do herefore bequeath my estate 
in manner following ffirst I giue to my wife all ye one half of my estate a 
moveable or vnmovable my Hand of Munings Moore excepted which I 
giue to my eldest sonne John Holland ouer & aboue a double portion w ch 
ye rest of his brethren & sisters the rest of ye moytie of my whole estate 
to be deuided amongst my Children onely I giue to Mr Mather as a Re- 
membring of my Loue to him fforty shillings to be bestowed in a siluer 
Cupp all this to be ^formed when my debts are honestly paid that shall 
appeare to be dew And for executo r I leaue my wife & my sonne John 
Holland for to see this my will ^formed I intrust Elder Minott Elder 
Withington & John Smith and Willm Robbinson and that this is my last 
will and testam* I haue sett my hand this 16 th 10 th 1651 

John Holland. 

Witnes Mathew Ball 

Mathewe Ball deposed before ye Magistrates vlt Septemb r 1652 that he 
sawe John Holland signe this as his last will & testam* and that he was of 
a disposeing minde when he made & signed it to best vnderstanding w ch 
they approue of Edward Rawson Record 1 

An Inventorie of the estate of M r John Holland nowe Deceased dat the 

288 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [July, 

tenth of the 7 th m° 1651. Amount consisting of land at Dorchester and 
Boston and other property and dues £3325. 175 OOd 

In debts by computation 1000. 00 00 

Mo r an Ileland comonly called Mailings Moore 28 00 00 

Wee priseres of the said goods doe here subscribe our names 

George MynoU Henry Withington 
The wife of John Holland this 16th Septemb r 1652 deposed before M r 
BellwgJiam & M r Nowcll that this is a true Inventorie of her husband 
John Hollands estate to the best of her knowledge and that if more comes 
to her knowledge shee will certifie the Recorder thereof w ch the Magistrates 
approued of and ordered the acceptance of the said Inventorie to be kept 
on file Edward Rawson Record' 

Henry Brocke. 

" I Henry Brocke of Dedham in Newe England being sicke in body but 
#*fect in minde doe make & ordaine this my last will and Testam* as 
followeth: — " 

" I giue & bequeath vnto Elizabeth my beloued wife my house & lands 
in Dedham dureing her naturall life and after her decease I giue my said 
house and lands in Dedham to my sonne John Brocke & to his heirs for 
euer. Item I giue vnto Elizabeth my said wife the vse of all my movea- 
bles household & Cattell during her naturall life to maintaine herself and 
educate my daughter Anne and what shall remaine of it after her decease 
my will it should be equally diuided betweene my two daughters Elizabeth 
& Arine or to their heires. And being I haue all readie giuen vnto my 
daughter Elizabeth part of her portion my will is that what she hath had 
all readie shall bee vallued by my executo 1 " 8 and at the decease of my wife 
shee shall have so much lesse that my daughters portions might be equall. 
And I doe ordaine Elizabeth my beloved wife and my sonne John Brocke 
to be executo rs of this my last will. In witnes whereof y e this is my will 
I haue sett to my hand this 22 th of ye 2 d m° 1646. 

Henry Brocke. 

In the ^nse of vs 

Henry Phillips Michaell Powell 

Henry Phillips deposed saith that this is the last will and Testam* of 
Henry Brock late of Dedham and that hee sawe him subscribe the same 
and that he was of a disposing minde when hee subscribed it 19 th October 
1652 w ch will the Magistrates approue of 

Edward Raivson Record. 

" A true Inventorie of the goods Chattell & other moveables being the 
estate of Henry Brocke late of Dedham deceased whereof he died seized 
made & taken the 3 d of the 8 m° 1652 by the men whose names are 

Among the items mentioned is the " wairing wollen apparell of Eliz : 
his wife nowe deceased." 

Signed by Henry Chickering Nathaniell Aldis 

Anthony ffisher Henry Phillips 

Eleazer Lusher John j Dwight 

his mark 
M r John Brocke deposed saith that to his best knowledge this is a true In- 
ventorie of the estate of Henry Brocke his father, and when any more 
come^ to his knowledge he will bring it in to the Recorder 19 th Octob r 
1652 Edward Raivson Record' 

1850.] Letter from John Corbin. 289 


[Communicated by Samuel Andrews, Esq., of Roxbury.] 

Deare and loving sonne, 

Ralfe Sprague my true loue euermore remembred vnto you hoping in 
the Lord of your good health as God bee praised I am and all the rest of 
our friends att the writing heereof. Louing sonne I do entreat you very 
earnestly that so soone as you haue receaued this letter you would not 
fayle to write vnto mee your mynd about the tenement of yo r s in Vpway 
being now in the possession of Thomas Murrie Also I am very sorrie to 
vnderstand that *my brother in law John Holland should report that he 
receaued a letter from your brother Richard that you were dead, but I giue 
God praise that I heare to the contrary. I pray you to remember my loue 
to your brother Richard Sprague and William Sprague. Also all our 
louing friends in generall haue remembered their louing and kinde com- 
mendations vnto you And you may assure yoursealfe that I and all the 
rest of our friends would bee very glad to see you heere with vs before 
wee Dij and you shall bee kindly welcome vnto vs. I pray you louing 
sonne not to fayle to send mee answer of this letter so soone as you can 
conveniently And so I leaue you with my prayers to the heauenly pro- 
texion of the Almighty who in his mercy blesse preserue and keepe you 
and so I rest 

Y r loving ffather in law till Death 

John Corbin. 

[Vp]way* 25 th March 


" Salem, January 21, [1714 — 5]. On the 14th Currant there died at 
Beverly Elizabeth Patch, aged 86 years; she was the first born English 
Female of this Town, and of all that part of the Province formerly call'd 
the Massachusetts- Colony." — Bost. News-Letter. 


Boston, May 23, 1715. "On Friday Morning last the 20th Currant, 
Dyed here the Reverend Mr. Peter Daille, Pastor of the French Congre- 
gation, Aged about 66 years. He was a Person of great Piety, Charity, 
Affable and Courteous Behaviour, and of an Exemplary Life and Conver- 
sation, much Lamented, especially by his Flock ; and was Decently Interr'd 
on the Lords Day Evening the 2 2d Instant. — Bost. News-Letter. 

* Upway, in Dorsetshire, England, four miles north-west from Dorchester; at the foot 
of Ridgway Hill. The River Wey rises near it. 


290 Marriages and Deaths. [July? 


At the east end of the Church of St. Mary Woolnoth, near the north-east 
angle, is a pretty white marble monument, adorned with an urn between 
two Cupids, the figure of a ship, and also a boat at sea, with persons in the 
water ; these beheld by a winged eye, all done in basso relievo ; also seven 
medals, as that of K. William and Q. Mary ; some with Spanish impres- 
sions, as the castle, cross-potent, &c, and likewise the figures of a sea-quad- 
rant, cross-staff, &c, and this inscription: — 

Near this place is interred the Body of Sir William Phipps, Knight ; 
who, in the year 1687, by his great industry, discovered among the rocks 
near the Banks of Bahama on the north side of Hispaniola, a Spanish 
plate-ship, which had been under water 44 years, out of which he took in 
gold and silver to the value of £300000 sterling; and, with a fidelity equal 
to his conduct, brought it all to London, where it was divided between him- 
self and the rest of the adventurers : For which great service he was 
knighted by his then majesty, King James the 2d ; and afterward, by the 
command of his present majesty, and at the request of the principal inhabi- 
tants of New England, he accepted of the government of the Massachusetts, 
in which he continued to the time of his death ; and discharged his trust 
with that zeal for the interest of his country, and with so little regard to his 
own private advantage, that he justly gained the good esteem and affections 
of the greatest and best part of the inhabitants of that Colony. 

He died the 18th of February 1694. And his lady, to perpetuate his 
memory, hath caused this monument to be erected. 

Here are also his arms depicted ; i. e. Sable a trefoil slipt, within an orl 
of eight Mullets Argent. — New View of London, printed in 1708. 


MARRIAGES. I Frances Burns, both of Dorchester, at 

Boston, 15 May. 
Bosworth, Rev. G. W., of South Boston,' Simmons, Mr. Theodore A., to Miss 

to Miss Irene Frances Harding, of 
Brookline, 13 May. 

Coale, William E., M. D., to Miss Kath- 
arine Sevvell Oliver, in Boston, 1 

Cook, Mr. William W., to Miss Erances 
Augusta, eldest daughter of Samuel A. 
Walker, at Brookline, 23 April. 

Fields, Mr. James T., to Eliza Jose- 
phine, daughter of Simon Willard, in 
Boston, 13 March. 

Kendall, Mr. Henry A., to Eliza L., 2d 
daughter of the late Capt. Joshua Preston, 
at Boston, 20 May. 

Parkman, Mr Francis, Jr., to Miss 
Catharine Scollay, daughter of Dr. 
Jacob Bigelow, 13 May; both of Boston. 

Shaw, Mr. Andrew S., to Miss Mary 

Harriet W. Jackson, both of Boston, 
6 June. 
Stickney, Capt. William, of Salem, to 
Miss Lucy Ann Sawyer, of Salem, 28 


Akeley, Thomas W., Brattleboro', Vt., 28 
Feb., in his 95th year, a soldier of the 
Revolution, and a pensioner. 

Armstrong, Hon. Samuel Turell, Bos- 
ton, 26 March, ae. 66. He was as well 
during the day as usual, and had been 
about the city in the afternoon till near 
evening, when, after returning to his 
house, he was taken suddenly ill, and died 
in a few minutes. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Averill, Mr. Ezekiel, Wiscassct, Me., as. 
95 3-4 years, a pensioner of the Revolu- 
tion, in which he served all the war. 

Bart lett, Mrs. Margaret E. R., wife of 
Pcrceival W. Bartlett, youngest daughter 
of Benjamin Holt, Esq., and granddaugh- 
ter of the late Thomas Baldwin, D. D., ae. 
27, at Lancaster, 18 May. 

Bass, Capt. Josiah, Quincy, 2 March, ae. 
81 yrs. 9 mos. 

Bates, Mrs. Elizabeth, Cambridge, 14 
March, as. 82, widow of the late Deacon 
Daniel Bates. 

Beal, Mary Elizabeth, as. 15 years, only 
child of the late Jonathan Beal, of Boston, 
at Jericho, 111., 21 Dec., 1849. 

Bentley, Capt. William, Antwerp, Jef- 
ferson Co., N. Y., 2 May, as. 85, a soldier 
of the Revolution. He was a native of 
Rhode Island. 

Binney, Miss Sarah, Boston, 11 May, as. 
68, dau. of Amos and Mary P. Binney. 

Boardman, Mrs. Rachel, Portsmouth, 
April, as. 74, widow of Langly Boardman. 

Boltwood, Mrs. Elizabeth, Amherst, 16 
March, as. 68; wife of Elijah Boltwood, 

Bowen, Abel, Esq., Chelsea, 11 March, as. 
59 ; well known as an engraver and pub- 

Bright, Capt. John, New York, May, as. 

Brown, Mr. Josiah, Newburyport, 30 
April, as. 90. 

Chandler, Mr. John, Jacksonville, Ala., 
13 March, as. 104 ; a soldier of the Revo- 

Chauncey, Mrs. Elizabeth Sewall, 
Philadelphia, 22 May, as. 42 ; wife of Nath- 
aniel Chauncey, Esq., and daughter of the 
late Mr. Samuel Salisbury, of Boston. 

Chipman, Hon. Daniel, LL. D., Ripton, 
Vt., April, as. 85 ; for many years a resident 
of Middlebury, and one of the oldest and 
most distinguished citizens of that State. 
He was the youngest of seven brothers, 
all highly distinguished in public, and 
beloved in private life. 

Chipman, Mr. Thomas Gray, Boston, 28 
April, of smallpox, as. 32. 

Chipman, Miss Susan Poor, Salem, 15 
April, as. 25, of scarlet fever; daughter of 
Dea. Richard Manning, and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth (Gray) Chipman. She was born 25 
Feb., 1825, and was the youngest of four 
sisters, — all of whom have died in the 
order of their births. She was sister of 
the above-named T. G. Chipman. 

Clap, Stephen, Dorchester, 23 Mar., in his 
72d year. 

Clark, John, Esq., Waltham, 10 May, in 
his 84th year. 

Clark, Mrs. Hannah, Medfield, 22 Eeb., 
as. 90 ; widow of the late Capt. Wm. Clark. 

Clark, Thomas M., Esq., Newburyport, 31 
Mar., as. 79 ; for many years a merchant 

in that place. He has left four sons, who 
arc clergymen. 

Clarke, Mr. Thomas, New Marlborough, 
14 April, as. 86 years; a soldier of the 

Clay, Rev. Porter, Camden, Ark., Feb., 
in his 71st year; the last surviving brother 
of Hon. Henry Clay. 

Cobb, Mr. William, Hebron, Me., 10 Dec, 
a revolutionary soldier and pensioner. 
He was under Washington at the taking 
of Cornwallis at Yorktown. 

Coffin, Mr. Nicholas, Lincoln, Me., 15 
Feb., as. 85 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Cogswell, Rev. Wm., D. D., Gilmanton, 
N. H., 18 April, as. 62 years, 10 mos., 13 
days. He was son of Rev. William Cogs- 
well, of Atkinson, N. H., graduated D. C, 
1811. He has been long known in the 
literary community, having been the author 
of several published discourses, connected 
with many periodical publications, and a 
member of many literary societies. He 
was for a brief period connected with this 
publication, a short time with the American 
Quarterly Register, and the proprietor and 
editor of the New Hampshire Repository, 
which was continued a year and a half. 
His first paternal ancestor in New Eng- 
land was John Cogswell, of London, 
who settled in Ipswich, about 1635. He 
had children; William, John, Edward, 
Mary, Hannah, Abigail, and Sarah, and 
died 29 Nov., 1669 ; his wife Elizabeth died 
2 June, 1676. 

William 2 , born about 1619, had, among 
other children, John 3, born about 1650, 
died about 1710. By his Avife Hannah he 
was father of eleven children. One of 
these, Nathaniel, 4 born 1707, a merchant 
of Haverhill, Mass., died in Atkinson, 1 783. 
His wife was Judith Badger, by whom he 
had about eighteen children. One of these, 
Hon. Thomas Cogswell, of Gilmanton, 
had a daughter, Judith, who married Hon. 
Nathaniel Upham, of Rochester, who was 
the father of Prof. Upham, of Bowdoin 
College, and Hon. Nathaniel G. Upham, 
of Concord, N. H., and the late lamented 
A. G. Upham, M. D., of Boston. Another 
was Dr. William Cogswell 5 , of Atkin- 
son, who married Judith Badger, of Gil- 
manton, and was the father of Rev. Wil- 
liam Cogswell, D. D.,6 the subject of 
this article. See Lancaster's History of Gil- 
manton, 221, 258-9. 

Cox, Capt. Israel, Bristol, Me., 3 May, 
as. 94 years, 6 mos. 

Cutler, Mrs. Charlotte, wife of Dr. W. 
W. Cutler, and daughter of Phineas Up- 
ham, as. 34. Boston, 26 May. 

Davenport, Miss Hannah B., Dorchester, 
11 May, as. 64. 

Drake, Nathaniel, M. D., Peekskill, of 
paralysis, as. 86 ; for many years a deacon 
in the Dutch Reformed Church, and aprac- 


3Iarriages and Deaths. 


titioner of medicine above 60 years. His 
paternal ancestor was probably John 
Drake, of "Windsor, Ct., whose son or per- 
haps nephew, Samuel, settled in Fairfield, 
Ct., and afterward in East Chester, N. Y., 
whose grandson John settled at Peekskill, 
and was the immediate ancestor of Dr. 
Nathaniel, whose death is here recorded. 

Edmaxds, Mart Anne, daughter of Mr. 
J. Lincoln Edmands, 16 mos. 16 days, at 
Cambridge, 24 May. 

Field, Mrs. Ltdia, Whately, 2 May, ae. 86. 

Fiske, Mrs. Margaret, Waltham, 20 
April, a\ 71 ; wife of Rev. Elisha Fiske, 
who last year celebrated the semi-centen- 
nial of his ordination at that place. 

Fuller, Mr. Elisha, Ludlow, 19 May, 
ae. 98. 

Gale, Mrs. Prudence, Concord, N. H , 3 
April, ae. 75 ; wife of Benjamin Gale, Esq., 
and daughter of the late Col. James Var- 
num, of Dracut, Ms. Society, of which 
she was many years an ornament, the poor 
and afflicted, who ever found in her a 
friend, and a large circle of relatives, 
mourn her departure. 

Gilman, Mrs. Martha, Norridgewock, 
Me. 26 March, ae. 100 years and 8 months. 
She had 12 children & 124 grandchildren. 

Glover, Capt. Jeremiah, Essex, Ct., 18 
April, ae. 87. 

Godfret, Mrs. Jerusha, widow of the late 
Mr. John Godfrey, ae. 91. 

Greenleap, Stephen, Esq., Brattleboro' 
Vt., 5 Mar., se. 91. He was born in Boston 
31 Jan. 1759; removed to Brattleboro' 
when 12 years of age, (1771,) elected town 
clerk there 1799, and was annually elected 
to the same office for 45 years. 

Griswold, Mr. Alexander, Norton, Me- 
dina Co., O., 22 April, in his 90th year. 
He was a native of Goshen, Ct., in 1760, 
entered the revolutionary army in 1776, 
and belonged to the portion of the army 
with which Washington attempted the 
protection of New York. At the battle of 
Long Island he was taken prisoner, and 
sent on board the since far-famed Jersey 
prison ship. His term of wretchedness 
appears to have been short there, it being 
only three months. He is supposed to be 
the" last of those who suffered in that 
loathsome prison. In 1814, he removed 
to Ohio, and was recently a resident of 
Summit county. 

Harris, Mr. Samuel, Boston, 2 March, as. 

Harris, Mrs. Lvdia, Boston, 11 May, ae. 
82, widow of the last-named Mr. Samuel 

Hatch, Mr. Joseph, 2d, W. Falmouth, 18 
Feb., ae. 92 1-2 years; a revolutionary 
Hawes, Deacon Joseph, Yarmouth Port, 
17 March, «. 91; father of Mr. Prince 
Hawes, of Boston. 

Heald, Mr. Thomas, Norridgewock, Me., 

5 February, ae. 86 ; a soldier of the Rev- 

Hearsat,Mr. Elijah, Spencer, 17 March, 
ae. 100 years, 23 days; a soldier of the 

Hewett, Mr. Randall, Seneca Falls, 
N. Y., 2 May, ae. about 90 years. Canaan, 
Ct., was the place of his nativity. In the 
winter of 1776 he marched for Canada, to 
reinforce Montgomery. At the memor- 
able affair of " The Cedars " he was taken 
prisoner and fell into the hands of the In- 
dians, but was fortunate enough to be soon 
sold by them to Col. Claus, the British 
Indian Agent. His new master took him 
along with him, being attached to the ex- 
pedition under Col. St. Leger, who had 
been free in his assurances to his followers 
that he should sweep the country before 
him. On the strength of this assurance, 
probably, Claus promised his captive lib- 
erty when they should arrive at Albany. 
But the fire and steel of Fort Stanwix had 
a different effect on the understanding of 
St. Leger's followers, and they were glad 
to secure a retreat. Accordingly, Randall 
was kept in captivity till near the close of 
the war. Sometime, however, before that 
event, being sent into the woods, as a 
pilot, he was again made prisoner by a 
band of Indians, who carried him to Sche- 
nectady. His situation coming to the 
knowledge of Gov. Geo. Clinton, that gen- 
tleman soon effected his liberation. His 
parents had, in the mean time, removed to 
Saratoga county. Here he appeared to 
them, 4 as unexpectedly, almost, as one 
from the dead. He was for many years a 
resident of Montgomery county, discharg- 
ing various important public trusts, among 
them that of magistrate. 

Higlet, Mrs. widow, Canaan, Ct., 16 

March, ae, 102 years and 5 months. 

Hinman, Hon. Timotht, Derby, Vt., May 
as. 90 ; a native of Connecticut. He was 
a soldier of the Revolution. 

Hooper, Mrs. Mart, Marblehead, 14 Apr. 
as. 81 ; relict of the late Robert Hooper, 

Hughes, Mr. John, Rockbridge, Va., 9 
Feb., in the 107 year of his age — a soldier 
of the Revolution. 

Humphrets, Mrs. Sarah Blake, Dor- 
chester, 15 March, ae. 41 years, 7 months, 
17 days. 

Mrs. H. was mother of the children 
whose deaths are recorded p. 198. The 
name is there erroneously printed Hum- 

Htde, Mrs. Elizabeth, Newton, 26 April, 
ae. 99 ; the oldest inhabitant of the town. 
She was widow of the late Thaddeus Hyde. 

Jacobs, Mrs. Sarah, S. Scituate, 23 May, 
ae. 94 ; widow of Mr. Samuel Jacobs. 

Jewett, Miss Ltdia, Berlin, 24 Feb., ae. 
68 ; dau. of the late John and Eunice 
Jewett, of Bolton. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


John, Peter Brant, Brantford, Canada 
West, 3 March, 24 yrs. 10 mo., principal 
chief of the Mohawk Nation of Indians. 

Jones, Mr. Owen, Dorchester, 22 April, 
se. 82 ; formerly of Boston. 

Joy, Mrs. Martha Reed, Detroit, Mich., 

6 Feb., wife of James Joy, Esq., and dau. 
of Hon. John Reed, Lt. Governor of 

Kimball, Mr. John S., Worcester, 9 Mar., 
£e. 38; formerly of Boston, son of Mr. 
David Kimball, late of Cambridge. 

Lane, Mr. Caleb, Annisquam, (Glouces- 
ter,) 6 April, se. 90 years, 11 months; a 
pensioner of the Revolution. 

Lewis, Winslow, Esq., Roxbury, 19 May, 
se. 80 ; many years a shipmaster of Boston. 

Lincoln, Mr. Jacob, Lancaster, Pa., 30 
April, 3d. 88 ; a revolutionary pensioner. 

Lincoln, Mr. Lovell, Lewiston, Me., 9 
April, se. 95 ; a revolutionary pensioner. 

Little, Lieut. George, Grafton, N. H., 

7 May, se. 88 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 
Locke, Mrs. Abigail, Charlestown, 21 

March, se. 91 ; relict of the late Lieut. 
Thomas Locke, of Lexington, a revolu- 
tionary pensioner. 

Locke, John, Esq., Portsmouth, N. H., 
April, se. 63. 

Lowell, Mrs. Harriette B. S., Cam- 
bridge, 30 March, — wife of Rev. Charles 
Lowell, D. D., of the West Church, Boston. 

Lyon, Mrs. Hannah P., Pomfret, Ct., May, 
ae. 75; dau. of John W. Dana, Esq., and 
granddau. of Gen. Israel Putnam. 

Lyon, Mrs. Mehitable, Windsor, Vt., 
April, ae. 74; widow of the late Josiah 
Lyon, and dau. of the late Dr. Francis 
Foxcroft, of Brookfield, Ms. 

Martin, Joseph P., Esq., Prospect, Me., 
May, £e. 90; a soldier of the Revolution. 
Having entered the army at the age of 16, 
he continued throughout the war, with the 
exception of a few months ; he was in the 
battle of Saratoga, and many other severe 

engagements. His father was Rev. 

Martin, of the county of Berkshire, Ms., 
but, from his 7th year till his entrance into 
the army, he resided in N. Haven, Ct. 

Martin, Mr. Amos, Attleboro', 2f> Feb., 
£e. 95 ; formerly of Taunton ; a veteran 
of the Revolution. 

Mason, Miss Louisa, Cambridgeport, 3 
April, £e. 46 ; dau. of the late Josiah Ma- 
son, Esq. 

Means, Mr. James, Boston, 20 April, se. 68. 

Messinger, Mr. Joel, Esperance, N. Y., 
26 April, £e. 90 ; a revolutionary soldier. 

Mitchel, Mr. Daniel, Nantucket, 2 April, 
£6. 60. 

Mudge, Mr. Enoch, Lynn, 2 April, as. 74. 

Nash, Mr. Cyrus, Abington, 4 March, se. 
69 3-4 years ; he had been confined to his 
house forty -five years, suffering under the 
effects of a fall from the roof of a build- 
ing. Though thus shut out from the 
world in a great measure, he was a con- 

stant observer of passing events, a great 
lover of antiquities ; and no one in the 
town knew so much of its history as 

His pedigree, from one of the earliest 
fathers, is thus given : — 

James Nash was of Weymouth, = 
1628 I 

Jacob, Lieutenant, = 

James, Ensign, of Weymouth, = 
came to Abington, died 27 Aug., 1725. I 

James, Lieutenant, d. 6 May ,__ Experience. 
1759, in the 55th year of his age. | 

Samuel, b. 2 Aug. 1721. = Abigail. 

Luke, b.lG Oct.,1757. = Nabby. 

Cyrus, whose death is above record- 
ed, b. 8 May, 1780. 

Nichols, Mr. Samuel, Fenner, N. Y., 18 
Dec, 1849, in his 92d year. He entered 
the revolutionary army at the commence- 
ment of the war, being then 15 years of 
age, and served to its close, 7 years and 
5 months, when he was honorably dis- 
charged, by Gen. Washington. At the 
battle of Monmouth, he received a musket- 
ball in the leg, which he carried till his 
death, a period of 72 years, when it was 
extracted, agreeably to his request made 
while living, and is in the possession of his 

Oakes. Mrs. Esther, New Haven, Ct., 9 
April, se. 97 years. 

Osgood, Mrs. Frances Sargent, New 
York, Sunday afternoon, 12 May, a?. 37 ; 
she was daughter of Mr. Joseph Locke, a 
merchant of Boston, and wife of Mr. S. S. 
Osgood, a portrait painter of celebrity. 

Otis, Mr. Jacob, Forestburg, N. Y., 5 May, 
se. 91 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Page, Deac. Winslow, Gilmanton, N. H., 
28 March, se. about 90. 

Parker, Miss Maria, se. 61 ; daughter of 
the late Bishop Parker, Boston, 9 June. 

Patten, Miss Ruth, Hartford, Ct., ae. 86 ; 
daughter of Rev. Wm. Patten, formerly 
settled in Halifax, N. S., and in Hartford, 
Ct.. granddaughter of Rev. Dr. Wheelock, 
first President of Dartmouth College, and 
sister of the late Rev. Wm. Patten, D. D., 
of Newport, R. I. 

Peck, Mrs. Hannah, Grafton, N. H., 13 
March, se. 87 ; widow of the late Matthew 

Pelby, William, proprietor of the National 
Theatre, of Boston, £e. 57, 28 May. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary, S. Weare, N. H, 10 
April, se. 99 years. 

Phillips, Mrs. Olive A., Dublin, N. H., 
14 April, se. 95 years ; a revolutionary 

Pickering, Mr. Joseph W., Portsmouth, 
N. H., 19 May, se. 80. 

Pierce, Nehemiah, Esq., died in Mon- 
mouth. Me., 5 May, se. 79 years, 11 mos. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


25 days. He wns born in Brooklyn, Ct., 
May 11, 1771 ; was the son of Nehemiah 
Pierce, an honest farmer, and Avas the 
youngest of six children, only one of 
whom survives. He moved to Bath, Me., 
in 1S07 ; and from thence to Monmouth, 
Kennebec Co., in 1808. Mr. Pierce mar- 
ried, first, Clarissa Williams, daughter of 
Dr. Jesse Williams, of Mansfield, Ct., 
April, 1794, who died January 27, 1842, 
86. 69 years, 11 mos., 12 days: date of 
birth being Feb. 15, 1772; they had nine 
children, rive living. Second, married 
Nancy Ladd, of Winthrop, Me., Jan. 8, 
1844, now his widow. His emigrant an- 
cestor was Thomas Pierce. Mr. Pierce 
was one of the most industrious, ener- 
getic, and practical farmers in the State. 
He was about the first who introduced the 
art of Dairying in that State, and his 
fame will long live in the remembrance of 
the citizens of the town and State, for his 
great perseverance and original tact in 
carrying forward the manufacture of the 
best cheese, and the largest amount 
known at that time. He was a pious and 
devoted Christian, and ever ready to do 
good, wherever and whenever opportunity 
presented. He was a strong helper in the 
cause of Education, as one of the Trustees 
of the Academy in Monmouth; he was 
Secretary to the Board for many years, 
and a great lover of public schools. For 
many years he was President of the Mon- 
mouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 
the largest of any one in the State. His 
soundness of judgment and integrity of 
character often found him appointed to 
offices of trust from the County, and the 
Executive of the State, as Commissioner 
of public roads, and many other important 
duties, where decision and discretion were 

Pinson, Mr. Simeon, Scituate, 22 April, 
as. 97. He Avas son of Thomas P., by 
Ann Taylor, grandson of Thomas by 
Agatha Hammond ; great-grandson of 
Ebenczer, Avho Avas son of Thomas, Jr., 
Avho, in 1662, m. Elizabeth White; his 
father, Thomas, took the oath of fidelity, 
at Scituate, 1638. — Deane's Hist. Scituate. 

Piper, Mr. John, Stratham, N. H., 5 Mar., 
sa. 83. 

Pratt, Mr. William, Granby, Ct., 25 Feb., 
in his 100th year; a pensioner of the 

Preston, Mrs. Sarah, AvidoAv of late Re- 
member Preston, ae. 89, Medford, 29 Apr. 

Pulsifer, Mrs. Elizabeth, Somerville, 
11 May, Si. 30. 

Qui.vinv, Mrs. Mary, Hopkinton, N. H, 
19 March, Si. 96. 

Rand, Mr. Thomas, Somerville, 13 March, 
si. 90 ; for 70 years he had been engaged 
in supplying Boston with milk. 

Reed, Mrs. Olive, at the residence of her 

son. (Mr. David Reed,) Boston, 26 Mar., 
88. 83 ; Avidow of the late Rev. Wm. Reed, 
of Easton. 

Reynolds, Cecilia Amanda, Dover, 
N. H., 1 March, 1850, a?. 18 years, Avanting 
12 days ; oldest daughter of Oliver L. and 
Sarah A. Reynolds. 

Robbins, Mr. Josiah, Nelson, N. H., 11 
Feb., se. 88 ; a revolutionary soldier. 

Rogers, Mrs . Susanna. Portsmouth, N. H., 
12 March, in her 86th year; widow of 
Mark Rogers, Esq. 

Ross, Mr. Joseph L., Ipswich, 27 March, 
se. 84. 

Salisbury, Dr. Samuel, eldest son of the 
late Samuel S., and formerly of Boston, 
Avon Springs, Livingston Co., N. Y.,- 19 

Sanborn, Mrs. Judith, E. Sanbornton, 
N. H., 16 March, ae. 85. 

Savage, Miss Lucy, Boston, 11 May, 
youngest daughter of Hon. James Savage, 
ag. 20. 

Sears, Capt. Barnabas, Amherst, 26 Feb., 
as. 85 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Seavall, Joseph, Esq., Boston, 4 May, 83. 
88 years. 

Shannon, Mrs. Ann Elizabeth, Gilman- 
ton, N. H., 9 Feb., se. 86. 

Smith, Mrs. Hannah, Colerain, 12 Jan., 
83. 90; widow of Deacon Rominers. 

Smith, Mr. Thomas, N, Marlborough, 14 
April, as. 86; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Spencer, Anthony, E. Greenwich, R. I., 
19 April, as. 88 ; a revolutionary pen- 

Stebbins, Mrs. Mary, Wilbraham, 27 
April, a;. 89 ; widow of Mr. David Steb- 

Sturtevant, Leavis, 83. 38, Charleston. 
S. C, formerly of Boston, 17 Mav. 

Taylor, Mr. Samuel, Hartford, N. Y., 5 
May, 33. 87 ; a native of Concord, Ms. 
He entered the revolutionary army in 
1777, at the age of 14 yrs. and 7 months, 
joined the command of Gen. Gates at 
Fish Creek, after the battle of Bemis 
Heights, and Avas present at the surrender 
of the army under Gen. Burgoyne. Sub- 
sequently, he was in the encounters of 
King's Ferry, White Plains, and Mon- 
mouth. He was a sharer in the extreme 
sufferings at Valley Forge. Of the des- 
perate band that stormed Stony Point 
under Gen. Wayne, he was one. Yet in 
all these trying scenes he was but a mere 

Thacher, Mr. Benjamin, Marlboro, 
N. H., 10 April, 83. 89 years, 9 months ; 
a revolutionary pensioner. 

Thomas, Miss Anna Maria, of Duxbury, 

in this city, 26 April, a3. 20 years. 
Thomas, Mrs. Isabella, Plymouth, 7 May, 
83.86; Avidow of Hon. Joshua Thomas, 
Judge of Probate for the county of Ply- 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Thompson, Hon. Wm. W., Peoria Co., 111., 
24 Feb., se. 64 ; a native of Brimfield, Ms., 
arid formerly of Northampton. 

Tirrell, Mr. Benjamin, S. Weymouth, 
18 April, se. 90 years; a pensioner of the 

Titcomb, Wm., Esq., Norridgewock, Me., 
17 March; Register of Deeds for Somer- 
set county. He was an estimable man 
and an able and accommodating public 

Torrey, Mr. John, Newburyport, 7 May, 
as. 86. 


ae. 77. He was chief of the Hawk band 
of Senecas, and was known among the 
whites as John Blue Sky, or, as it stands 
upon various documents, Blue Sky. 
He took a decided stand against selling 
the lands of his fathers. There were 
many of the surname of Sky, among the 
Tonawonda Senecas, but whether they all 
belonged to the same family we cannot 

Trevitt, Mr. Henry, Licking Co., O., 28 
April, se. 97 ; a revolutionary patriot, for- 
merly of Bow, N. H. 

Turner, Commodore Daniel, of the U. S. 
Navy, Philadelphia, 4th of Feb., between 
the hours of nine and ten at night. He 
was recently in command of the Naval 
Station at Portsmouth, N. H., and had gone 
to Philadelphia with his family, designing 
there to spend the remainder of the win- 
ter. He had been in the; usual enjoy- 
ment of health up to the moment of in- 
stantaneous death. 

A native of Newport, R. I, his first com- 
mission dates Jan. 1, 1808, and his last, 
March 3, 1 835. At the time of his decease, 
he stood the 18th on the list of Captains. 
He was one of the oldest, and his country 
accords to him the merit of having been 
one of her best officers. Commanding 
the Caledonia on Lake Erie in 1814, he 
aided materially the gallant Perry in his 
decisive victory ; and, for which service, 
the State of New York presented him a 
sword of honor. Though in possession 
of a lion heart, he was eminent in domes- 
tic and social virtues ; and, while the 
country mourns the loss of an efficient 
officer, society, and especially his friends, 
have occasion for deep sadness. 

His funeral took place in Philadelphia, 
Feb. 8, with civic and military ceremonies, 
appropriate to his high rank and past ser- 
vices. T. L. T. 

Turner, Mrs. Hannah, Boston, 22 April, 
as. 90 years. 

Tyler, Mr. Crawford, Milford, N. H., 9 
March, 83.66 ; a native of Attleboro', Ms. 

Tyler, Mrs. Tabitha, Charlestown, 25 
March, 83. 82. 

Washburn, Mrs. Elizabeth P., Middle- 
boro', 23 March, as. 84 ; widow of the late 
Gen. Abiel Washburn. 

Watts, Mr. Samuel, Jonesboro', Me., 28 
Feb., as. 96; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Wakeley, Mr. Abel, Greenville, Greene 
Co., N. Y., 13 April, in his 90th year. He 
was a soldier throughout the war of inde- 
pendence, joining the army in his 16th 
year ; was with Washington at Valley 
Forge ; at West Point under Arnold, and 
saw the traitor escape ; with Lafayette in 
his memorable retreat before Cornwallis, 
and with him stormed the redoubt at 
Yorktown ; received an honorable dis- 
charge from Washington. 

Mr Wakeley was born at Roxbury, Ct., 
1760 ; his ancestors were among the early 
colonists of that State. 

Weller, Mr. Frederick, N. London, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., 28 Feb., in his 93d 
year; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Wentworth, Edw. K., Boston, 28 April, 
as. 32 years, 1 1 mos. 

Wheelock, Mr. Ithamar, N. Ipswich, 
N. H., 11 Feb., a soldier of the Revolution. 

Whitney, Capt. Joshua. Pike, N. Y., Jan., 
83. 90, a soldier of the Revolution. 

Whiting, Mr. Ozias, Boston, 2 Feb., as. 75 
years, 5 months. 

Whittemore, Hon. Aaron, Pembroke, 
N. H., 28 April, about 76. 

Winship, Hon. Francis, Brighton, 9 
March, 83. 65. 

Williams, Catharine, Boston, 13 May, 
as. 70 ; dau. of the late Henry Howell W. 

Woodbury, Mr. Elisha, Salem. N. H., 

26 April, 1850, as. 89 ; a soldier of the 
Revolution, and a most worthy citizen. 
He was son of Capt. Elisha, grandson of 
Mr. Jonathan Woodbury. Capt. Elisha 
went from Beverly and settled in Salem, 
N. H. He commanded a company in the 
Revolution, in which his son and grand- 
son also served. They were all at the 
battle of Bunker Hill. 

Woodbury, Mrs. Elizabeth, at Methuen, 

27 Dec, 1849; wife of Mr. I. D. Wood- 
bury, of Boston. 

Woodbury, Hon. John, Salem, N. H., 
Feb., 1849, as. 65 ; father of the last nam- 
ed Mr. I. D. Woodbury. 

Wood, Mrs. Eunice, Boscawen, N. H., 8 
April, a?. 93 years, 10 ms., widow of Rev. 
Samuel Wood, D. D. She was dau. of 
Hezekiah Bliss, and born in Lebanon, Ct., 
June, 1756. 

Wood, Daniel, a graduate of H. C, 1795, 
Roxbury, 25 April. 

Woodward, Samuel B, M. D , North- 
ampton, 3 Jan., as. 63; the well known 
Superintendent of the State Lunatic Hos- 
pital at Worcester for many years. He 
was a native of Connecticut, practised 
medicine in Weathersfield, was a Senator 
in the Legislature of that State in 1820. 
His memory will be fondly cherished by 
many, whom he has benefited by his skill 
in one of the most difficult departments 
requiring great medical knowledge. 


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VOL. IV. OCTOBER, 1850. NO. IV. 




[The following account of the descendants of Governor Winslow is extracted from a 
manuscript "Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Susanna, successively wife of 
William White and Edward Winslow," by Lemuel Shattuck, Esq. In the manuscript, 
the memoir extends to existing generations, and forms part of an account of the early 
families of New England of the name of White. — Ed.] 

I. First Generation. 

1. Edward Winslow was the eldest son of * Edward Winslow, 
Esq. and Magdalen his wife, and was born in Droitwich, in Worces- 
tershire, England, October 19, 1595. He died at sea, near Hispani- 
ola, May 8, 1655, aged 59 years, 6 months, and 18 days. His body 

* Edward Winslow of Droitwich, father to the Governor, was married Nov. 3, 1594. 
The following is a copy of his Family Record, taken from an ancient Bible in the posses- 
sion of Mr. Isaac Winslow, a merchant of Boston, and the only male descendant of Gov- 
ernor Edward Winslow, bearing the name, now living : — 

1. Edward, baptized 20 Oct. 1595, born the Saturday before. 

2. John, baptized 18 April, 1597, born the Saturday before. 

3. Elynor, baptized 24 April, 1598, born the Saturday before. 

4. Kenelm, baptized 3 May, 1599, born the Monday before. 

5. Gilbert, baptized 29 Oct. 1600, born the Sunday before. 

6. Elizabeth, baptized 8 March, 1601-[2], born the Saturday before. 

7. Magdalen, baptized 30 Dec. 1604, born the 26th of the same. 

8. Josiah, baptized 16 Feb. 1605-[6], born the Tuesday before. 

John came to Plymouth in the Fortune, in 1621, m. Mary Chilton, removed to Boston, 
1655, where he died in 1674, having a numerous posterity. 

Kenelm came to Plymouth before 1632, and settled in Marshfield. 

Gilbert came in the May Flower, and is supposed to have died in Portsmouth in 1C60. 

Josiah came to Plymouth before 1632, and settled in Marshfield. He was a deputy to 
the General Court at Plymouth in 1643. Some writers have said that this deputy was 
the Josiah who was afterwards governor; but this is an error, as the latter was then but 1,4 
or 15 years old. 


298 Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winslow. [Oct. 

was consigned to the deep with the honors of war, forty-two guns being 
fired by the fleet on the occasion. He was married to his first wife, 
Elizabeth, (her surname not known,) about 1617, then near the 22d 
year of his age. On his arrival at Plymouth, his family consisted of 
five persons ; himself, his wife, George Soule, and two others, either 
children or servants. At the division of land, in 1624, his family con- 
sisted of four persons, who are supposed to have been himself, his wife, 
and his children Edward and John. George Soule received his grant 
in his own name. His wife died March 24, 1621, about three months 
after their arrival. On the 12th of May, 1621, about six weeks after 
the death of his first wife, being then twenty-five and a half years old, 
he married Susanna, widow of William White, who died two and a 
half months before. The condition of the colony and the situation of 
the parties are offered as an excuse for a marriage so early after the 
death of their first partners. She survived her husband twenty-five 
years, and died Oct. 1, 1680, at the Winslow mansion. This family- 
seat was established, in 1636, near Green's Harbor, now Marshfield, 
and named Careswell, probably from an ancient castle of that name in 
Staffordshire. The estate continued in the possession of his posterity 
until its recent sale to its present owner, the Hon. Daniel Webster. 

While travelling on the continent of Europe, he met with Rev. Mr. 
Robinson, and became attached to his church at Leyden, where he 
lived about three years before his departure for Plymouth. He 
resolved to share the fortunes of the pilgrims, and was one of the 
first company in the May Flower, and one of those, who, in their little 
" shallop," or boat, first explored the bay and coast, and who first 
came on shore and fixed upon Plymouth as their resting-place. In the 
covenant, signed before their disembarkation, his name appears as the 
third on the list. He went to England, as the agent of the colony, in 
1623, 1624, 1635, 1644, and 1646. On his return, in 1624, he 
brought over the first cattle which came into the colony. From his 
last voyage he did not return, but was employed in various important 
agencies for his adopted and his mother country. In 1655, he was 
appointed by Cromwell one of three commissioners to superintend the 
expedition against the Spanish possessions in the West Indies, where 
he died. 

In 1625, when the magistrates or assistants of the colony were in- 
creased from one to five, he was chosen one of their number, and was 
reelected every year, until 1647, excepting 1633, 1636, and 1644, 
when he was chosen governor. In these, and very many other impor- 
tant public trusts, he acquitted himself with distinguished ability and 

1850.] Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winsloiv. 299 

credit. He was an educated and accomplished man, and an author 
of several valuable works. In all the initiatory labors for establishing 
the little colony, the nucleus of a great nation, he was ever active 
and influential. Possessing a sound and well-disciplined mind, a pious 
heart, and a happy address, he was eminently useful in mitigating the 
sufferings, and promoting the welfare, of the pilgrims, who, either on 
account of the respectability of his family, or the excellent qualities 
of his mind and heart, appear to have regarded him with more than 
ordinary respect, and with a confidence which was certainly never 

Gov. Edward Winslow had the following children : — 

1. Edward ; 2. John. 

These children were alive at the " division of cattle," in 1627, but 
probably died before they arrived at full maturity, as nothing farther 
is known to have been recorded concerning them. It is supposed they 
were by his first wife, though they may have been by his second, 
-j- 2-3. Josiah, born 1629, married Penelope Pelham. 

3-1. Elizabeth, born , married, 1. Robert Brooks ; 2. George 


II. Second Generation. 

2. Josiah Winslow J was born at Plymouth in 1629, and died at 
Careswell, in Marshfield, Dec. 18, 1680, in the 52d year of his age. 
He was buried at the expense of the colony, " in testimony of the 
colony's endeared love and affection for him." In 1657, he married 
Penelope Pelham, daughter of Herbert Pelham, Esq., who came to 
Boston in 1645, and was an assistant from 1646 to 1649, when he 
returned to England. He was a large owner of land in Cambridge, 
Watertown, and Sudbury. Mrs. Penelope Winslow survived her hus- 
band 23 years, and died at Marshfield, Dec. 7, 1703, aged 73. Gov. 
Winslow left a will, dated 1675, and proved 1681, in which he men- 
tions his son Isaac, daughter Elizabeth, sister Elizabeth Curwin, and 
her son John Brooks, his brothers Resolved White, Edward Pelham, 
and George Curwin, his kinsman William White, and his aunt Eliza- 
beth Pelham. § 

* Baylies' Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth, Vol. II. p. 17. 

tThe first figures, printed in heayy-faced type, when the children are doubly num- 
bered, refer to the subsequent paragraph of the same number when this family is noticed. 

| The portrait of Gov. Josiah Winslow, which accompanies this memoir, is taken from 
the excellent painting belonging to Isaac Winslow, Esq., now preserved in the hall of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society. — Ed. 

§ A stone in the Winslow burying-ground marks the grave of Elizabeth Pelham, who 
died April 1, 1706. Penelope Pelham, another sister of Herbert Pelham, came over in 

300 Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winslow. [Oct. 

He had the command of a military company in Marshfield as early 
as 1652, and in 1658 was appointed major, then commander of the 
military of the colony. In 1675, he was general-in-chief of the whole 
military force of the United Colonies, raised in King Philip's Indian 
War. He was one of the commissioners of the United Colonies in 
1658, and reelected for thirteen years. He was chosen one of the 
deputies, and in 1657 one of the assistants, and every year till 1673, 
when he was elected governor, which office he held seven years, until 
his death. 

He was the first native-born general, and first native-born governor. 
He stood upon the uppermost heights of society. Civil honors awaited 
him in his earliest youth ; he reached every elevation that could be 
obtained, and there was nothing left for ambition to covet because all 
had been gained. The governor acquired the highest military rank, 
and had been engaged in active and successful warfare, with the high- 
est command then known in New England. He presided over the 
legislative, executive, and judicial departments of the government. He 
lived on his ample paternal domain, and his hospitality was not only 
generous, but — according to the notions of the age — magnificent. 
In addition to his military and civil distinctions, he had acquired that 
of being the most accomplished gentleman, and the most delightful 
companion, in the colony ; and the attractions of the festive board at 
Careswell were not a little heightened by the charms of his beautiful 

Gov. Winslow had the following children : — 

1. A daughter, born 1658, died in infancy. 
4-2. Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1664, married Stephen Burton, Sept. 4, 

3. Edward, born May 14, 1667, died young. 
5-4. Isaac, born 1670, m. Sarah Wensley, July 11, 1700. 

3. Elizabeth Winslow, youngest child of Edward and Susanna 
Winslow, was twice married. Her first husband was Robert Brooks, 
who died, having had one son, John, who died Dec. 25, 1687, aged 
31, and was buried at Charlestown, where a stone still marks his*grave. 
Her second husband was Capt. George Curwin of Salem, whom she 
married Sept. 22, 1669, whom she survived, and by whom she had two 
children, born in Salem : — > 

the Susan and Ellen in 1635, and married Governor Bellingham in 1641, after being 
"contracted to a friend of his." She was then 16 years old. This is probably the first 
case of breach of promise of marriage, in the colony, on record, and appears to have been 
broken on the part of the lady. It occasioned considerable excitement at the time. She 
died in Boston, May 28, 1702.— See Wmthropk Journal, Vol. 1L p. 43. 

1850.] Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winsloiu. 301 

1. Penelope, b. Dec. 7, 1670, m. Josiah Walcot, Feb. 19, 1686. 
She died Dec. 28, 1690, having had Elizabeth, b. March 30, 1688, 
and Josiah, b. Dec. 21, 1690, who d. Jan. 4, 1691. Mr. Walcot m. 
2d wife, Mary Freake, May 6, 1694. 

2. Susanna, b. Dec. 10, 1682, m. 1. Edward Lynde ; 2. Benjamin 

I have been unable to trace the descendants of these two daughters, 
if they had any other than those above noticed. 

Capt. George Curwin was born in Workington, Cumberland, Eng- 
land, Dec. 10, 1610 ; came to New England in 1638, and died in 
Salem, Jan. 5, 1685, aged 74, leaving a very large estate. His first 
wife was Elizabeth Herbert of Northampton, who died Sept. 15, 1668. 
By her he had : — 

1. John, b. July 25, 1638, m. Margaret Winthrop, daughter of 
Gov. Winthrop, May, 1665. He d. July 12, 1683. She d. Sept. 28, 
1697, having had, 1. George, b. Feb. 26, 1666 ; 2. Elizabeth, b. 
April 28, 1668 ; 3. Lucy, b. May 11, 1670 ; and 4. Hannah, b. 
Sept. 4, 1672. 

2. Jonathan, b. Nov. 14, 1640, Judge of the Supreme Court, m. 
Elizabeth Gibbs, of Boston, March 20, 1670. Both d. 1718. 

3. Elizabeth, m. Hon. James Russell, of Charlestown. 

4. Abigail, m. Eleazer Hawthorne. 

5. Hannah, b. Jan. 1, 1646, m. Hon. Maj. Wm. Browne. 

III. Third Generation. 

4. It has been conjectured that Stephen Burton was son of Stephen 
Burton, Esq., of Bristol ; but it is uncertain. I have failed in attempt 
ing to trace his descendants. He might have been son of Thomas 
mentioned by Winthrop. He probably had a small family. The 
marriage of Thomas Burton, probably his son, to Alice Wadsworth 
May 10, 1722, is recorded in Duxbury. He resided in Pembroke 
kept school, and lived to advanced age. They had two daughters, one 
married Bonney, but had no descendants ; the other married a Bishop 
and had descendants. 

5. Isaac Winslow was born in 1670, and died, after two days' ill 
ness, at the paternal seat in Marshfield, Dec. 6, 1738, in his 6-8th year 
He married Sarah Wensley of Boston, daughter of John Wensley, and 
a granddaughter of Deacon William Paddy, July 11, 1700. She died 
Dec. 16, 1753, aged 80. This eminently distinguished man sustained 
the chief places of power and honor in the colony ; was its chief 
military commander, a member of the council more than 20 years, 
and for some years its president; and for several years chief jus- 

302 Memoir of the Descendants of Edivard Winsloiv. [Oct. 

tice of the court of common pleas, and judge of probate. The last 
office he held at his death. Rev. Daniel Lewis, a contemporary, de- 
scribes him : " In stature he was tall and rather gross, but of noble 
aspect. He was every way a gentleman, easy of access, facetious, of 
good natural powers, given to hospitality, and universally beloved." 

His children were : — 

1. Josiah, b. July 27, 1701, graduated at Harvard College in 1721, 
engaged in military service, and was killed in a battle with the French 
and Indians at George's Island, May 1, 1724. 
6-2. John, b. May 27, 1702, m. Mary Little, Feb. 16, 1726. 
7-3. Penelope, b. Dec. 21, 1704, m. James Warren, Jan. 30, 1724. 
8-4. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1707, m. Benj. Marston, Nov. 20, 1729. 

5. Anna, b. Jan. 29, 1709, died young. 

9-6. Edward, b. June 7, 1714, m. widow Hannah Dyer. 

IV. Fourth Generation. 

6. John Winslow was born in Marshfield, May 27, 1702, and died 
in Hingham, 1774, in his 73d year, and was buried in the paternal 
tomb. He married, first, Mary Little, daughter of Isaac Little, Feb. 
16, 1725. She died, and he married, again, Mrs. Johnson, of Hing- 
ham. He was a distinguished and successful military officer. He 
commanded a company in the unfortunate Cuba expedition, in 1740, 
and was colonel in the expedition to Nova Scotia, in 1755, and was 
general and commander-in-chief at Fort William Henry, on Lake 
George, in 1756. He was also a councillor of the province. His 
children were : — 

10-1. Pelham, b. June 8, 1737, m. Joanna White. 

11-2. Isaac, b. April 7, 1739, m. 1. E. Stockbridge, 2. T. Gay. 

7. James Warren m. Penelope Winslow, Jan. 30, 1724. He was 
the son of James, and a descendant of Richard Warren, who came in 
the May Flower, and was born in Plymouth, April 14, 1700. He died 
July, 1757, aged 57. She died 1737. He was high sheriff of the 
county, an office held by his father. His children were : — 

12-1. James, b. Sept. 28, 1726, m. Mercy Otis, Nov. 1754. 

2. Nancy, b. 1728, d. 1757. 

13-3. Sarah, b. 1730, m. William Seaver, 1775. 

4. Winslow, b. 1733, d. 1747. 

5. Josiah, b. 1735, d. 1736. 

8. Benjamin Marston, son of Benjamin Marston and Margaret 
his wife, and grandson of Benjamin Marston and Sarah Veren, was 
born in Salem in 1697, and graduated at Harvard College, 1715. He 

1850.] Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winslow. 303 

was a representative to the General Court in 1727, '28, and '29, high 
sheriff until 1737, and justice of the court of common pleas. In 1740, 
he removed from Salem to Manchester, and devoted his time to agri- 
culture. Here he died, May 22, 1754, leaving by will one-sixth of 
the income of " Misery Island " to the Society for propagating the 
Gospel among the Indians. He dictated the following epitaph, which 
is engraved on the stone erected to his memory in the Manchester 
burying-ground : — 

" Col 1 Benjamin Marston lies here, 

who died May 22, 1754, being 57 years old. 

Art thou curious, Reader, to know 

what sort of a man he was ? 

Wait till the day of the final retribution, 

And then thou mayst be satisfied." 

He m. 1. Mehitable, daughter of Rev. Henry Gibbs of Watertown, 
who d. Aug. 21, 1727, without F issue ; and 2. Elizabeth Winslow, (see 
8-4,) Nov. 20, 1729, by whom he had 6 children. She survived 
him, and d. in Salem, Sept. 20, 1762, aged 54. His children were : 

1. Benjamin, b. Sept. 20, 1730, m. Sally Swett, about 1754. He 
died without issue. He graduated, H. C, in 1749, and was a mer- 
chant at Marblehead. Taking sides with the loyalists in the Revolu- 
tion, he retired first to Halifax, then to England, and was agent in the 
settlement of a British colony on the Island of Bulama, on the west- 
ern coast of Africa. He died on that island, Aug. 10, 1792. See 
Beaver's African Memoranda. 

14-2. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1732, m. William Watson. 
15-3. Patience, b. Jan. 2, 1733, m. Elkana Watson. 

4. Winslow, born , died in Salem, while a boy, by accidentally 

drinking too much ardent spirit. 

5. Sarah, b. March 19, 1735, d. unmarried in Plymouth, 1770. 
16-6. Lucia, m. John Watson, 1756. 

9. Edward Winslow, b. June 7, 1714, graduated at Harvard 
College in 1736, resided at Plymouth, was clerk of the court, register 
of probate, and collector of the port. Being a loyalist, he removed 
with his family to Halifax soon after the commencement of the Revolu- 
tion, where he died, June 8, 1784, aged 70. He married Hannah 
Dyer, widow of Charles Dyer, and daughter of Thomas Howland. 
She died, and he m. for his second wife widow Miller. Children : — 
17-1. Edward. 2. Penelope. 3. Sally. 

30i Letter from John Hancock to Henry Quincy. [Oct. 


[Communicated by Samuel Andrews, Esq., of Roxbury.] 

Monday noon 30 Aug st 1779 
Dear Sir, 

The Philistines are coming upon me on Wednesday at Dinner. To be 
serious, the Ambassador & c & c & c are to Dine with me on Wednesday, & 
I have nothing to give them, nor from the present prospect of our Markets 
do I see that I shall be able to get any thing in Town ; I must beg the fav r 
of you to Recommend to my man Harry, where he can get some Chick- 
ens, Ducks, Geese, Hams, Partridges, Mutton or any thing that will save 
my Reputation in a dinner; & by all means some Butter; Be so good as 
to Help me, & you will much oblige me ; Is there any good Mellons, or 
Peaches or any good fruit near you, your advice to Harry will much oblige 
me. Excuse me. I am very troublesome. Can I get a good Turkey. 

My respects to M rs Quincey, tell her Miss Eunice was under promise to 
aid me in the Gout, but she has fail'd me ; I shall have another Touch in a 
few days designedly to make her perform her promise ; but to be serious, 
when Mrs Quincy can spare her, & Miss Eunice has an Inclination to spend 
Two or three Weeks at my house,* I will send for her ; I have a design 
upon her, not to her injury ; but she is my favourite & I intend to get her a 
good husband, — My Respects to Mr Quincey, I shall be glad to see him 
before I go to Congress — I walk d in Town to day, I dine on board the 
French Frig e to morrow, so you see how I have Recovered — I Expect an 
Answer from Miss Eunice, under her own hand, she may write to a mar- 
ried man. — 

God Bless you, if you see any thing good at Providence do Buy it for 

I am Your Real friend 

John Hancock 

I am now preparing my House for the Celebration of a Wedding this 
night, I have four sets to marry, & I proposed they should stand at the four 
corners of the Room, & Take it all at once, they are willing, but not ready. 

Mr. Henry Quincey 

* At the time of writing this letter, Mr. Hancock lived at Jamaica Plain, Roxbury. The 
Miss Eunice to whom he alludes was the daughter of Henry Quincy, Esq.. and niece to 
his wife Dorothy- She was remarkable for her personal attractions and agreeable man- 
ners, and on this account was a favorite of her aunt and her husband, in whose family she 
was always at home. She married a French gentleman of distinction, Dubas de Valnais, 
and passed the remainder of her days with him in France. Her children were Calista, a 
daughter born in Boston, and a son Joseph, born in Paris. Four other children died in 

1850.] Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. 305 


[Communicated by Joseph Willard, Esq.] 

To the Publishing Committee: — 

[Permit me to make sundry corrections in the "Narrative of the Captivity of 
Mrs. Johnson," in which there are divers grievous errors. I would also ask for the same 
privilege in correcting a few mistakes in the "Memoir of Rev. Samuel Willard, M. A., 
Vice-President of Harvard University," published in the American Quarterly Register, 
Vol. XII, under the editorship of the late Rev. Dr. Cogswell. I send also sundry tran- 
scripts of births, marriages, and deaths of members of the family of Sheafe, in Cranbrook, 
County of Kent, which were very kindly furnished to me several years ago by the Rev. 
Francis Barron, Vicar of Cranbrook; and to which I have prefixed a few memoranda 
relating to the family in England, derived from different sources. 

Very truly yours, J. W.] 

mrs. johnson's narrative. 

This narrative, of which I have seen three editions, was first published 
in 1796, and was prepared partly from the dictation of Mrs. Johnson, and 
in part from "minutes made by Mr. Johnson and herself during their im- 
prisonment." " Many incidents " were derived from " her fellow-prisoner, 
Mr. Labarree, which had escaped her recollection." She appears to have 
been an intelligent woman, of good education for that day, but hardly com- 
petent to prepare a work of so much rhetoric as this account of her per- 
sonal sufferings. Indeed, it is understood to have been put into shape for 
publication by the late Mr. Chamberlain, of Charlestown, N. H., then a 
young lawyer, and afterwards of some distinction in his profession. 

The second edition I have not seen. The third was published in 1814, 
between three and four years after Mrs. Johnson's death. It brings her per- 
sonal history down almost to the time of her death, and contains, also, some 
introductory matter, with " Notices of the Willard Family," and an appendix, 
embracing the sermon preached on the occasion of her death, the sermon 
preached at the funeral of her mother ; a list of the killed and prisoners 
in the various attacks of the Indians, and some letters concerning the cap- 
tivity, with sundry additions to the body of the narrative. 

I do not propose giving an account of this work, so well known to those 
who are conversant with the story of border warfare in the early history 
of New England, but simply to correct some errors into which Mrs. Johnson 
has fallen, in her " Notices of the Willard Family," contained in the third 
edition. She was herself a member of that family, being a daughter of the 
worthy and esteemed Lt. Moses Willard, one of the early settlers in 
Charlestown, No. 4, who was killed by the Indians on their attack 
upon that place, June, 1756, at the age of 54 years. He was a great 
grandson of Major Simon Willard. When Mrs. Johnson dictated her 
brief account of the family she was quite advanced in life, and though she 
enjoyed a vigorous old age, her memory of names and generations was 
probably in some degree impaired. 

1. On page 4th of the 3d edition, she states that Major Willard, who 
was the common ancestor of most of the name in this country, " lived in 
the town of Lancaster, in Massachusetts, and commanded a troop of horse " 
in 1675, He then lived in Groton, to which place he had removed from 
Lancaster several years before, At a particular time during Philip's war, 
he was indeed in command of a troop of horse, but his military functions 
were not thus limited. He was in command of all the troops in the County 


806 Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. [Oct. 

of Middlesex from 1654 to the time of his death, having no superior in 
office but the major-general, who was at the head of the entire colonial 

2. "When Lancaster was destroyed by the Indians, Major Willard removed 
to Salem, where he spent the rest of his days." Lancaster and Groton 
were destroyed in February, 1676. Whether he removed to Salem or not 
I am unable to say ; but, in April of that year, he was holding court at 
Cambridge,* and on the 24th of that month died at Charlestown, and, as it 
is said, was there buried. 

3. " He had two sons, one of whom was a settled minister in the town of 
Groton ; which place he was driven from by the Indians, and was after- 
wards installed in Boston. His other son, Simon, established himself on 
Still River, since taken from Lancaster, and incorporated into the town of 
Harvard." Major Willard had nine sons, instead of two, all of whom 
lived to grow up, were married, and left children. Their names were 
Josiah, Samuel, (the minister of Groton, and of the old South Church in 
Boston,) Simon, Henry, John, Daniel,- Joseph, Benjamin, and Jonathan. 
Simon, the third son of Major Simon Willard, did not " establish himself on 
Still River." His residence, after he grew up, was in Ipswich for a time, 
but chiefly in Salem, where he was a deacon in the first church, until the 
second church was formed, when his relations were transferred to the latter. 
He died in Salem, in the last century, in a good old age. 

4. " He " Simon " had nine sons." Mrs. Johnson here means that the 
one she calls Simon, of Still River, had nine sons. She is right, that the 
one who established himself at Still River had nine sons, but she mis- 
takes his name. It was Henry, the 4th son of the Major, who established 
himself at Still River, and not Simon. She gives the names of his 
children in the following order, namely : Simon, Henry, Hezekiah, John, 
Joseph, Josiah, Samuel, Jonathan, and James. The true order is, Henry, 
Simon, John, Hezekiah, Joseph, Samuel, James, Josiah, Jonathan. 

5. She calls this last Simon, the " eldest son " of " Simon, of Still River." 
She should have said, Simon, the second son of Henry of Still River. This 
Simon was her grandfather. 

6. She farther states that her great grandfather's sons " all left numerous 
families, who spread over the United States." They all left goodly families 
except John, of Harvard, a very respectable man, much employed in town 
offices, who had but one child, a son, who died much lamented, on the eve 
of marriage. 

7. In a note to the first edition, page 18, Mrs. Johnson speaks of her 
father as "Mr. James Willard." This must have been a mistake of the 
compiler ; it stands corrected in the third edition. 

These are all the observations I propose to make upon this Narrative. It 
possesses some interest, and, perhaps, would warrant another edition, with 
careful notes. Among the letters at the close of the narrative is one from 
Miriam Willard, then sixteen years old, the sister of Mrs. Johnson, and 
afterwards the respected wife of Rev. Phineas Whitney, of Shirley. It 
was written from Montreal, in the summer of 1756, to her brother and sister 
atlQuebec. The Governor would not allow her to join them at Quebec, 
unless she would consent to go to prison. This she refused to do. She 
speaks of the health of a niece who was with her, and that of the other 

* The court commenced April 4, and was held by Messrs. Gookin, Willard, and 
Danforth. There were adjournments of the term held on May 25 and 29 following. 

1850. J Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. 307 

prisoners, and with genuine sentiment and a beautiful expression, somewhat 
remarkable for one so young, says " My love is folded up in their lives." 


1. In the brief memoir of Rev. Samuel Willard, of the Old South 
Church in Boston, and Vice-President of the College, there is a typogra- 
phical error as to the time of his installation over the Old South. It was 
1678, not 1675. In mentioning his first marriage, it was stated that "Mrs. 
Willard's mother was daughter of Mr. Launce, a gentleman of ancient 
family in Cornwall, whose wife was a daughter of Lord Darcy, Earl of 
Rivers." This statement was made on the authority of Cotton Mather,* 
who says that the second wife of the Rev. Mr. Sherman, of Watertown, the 
mother of Mr. Willard's first wife, " was a young gentlewoman whom he 
chose from under the guardianship of Edward Hopkins, the excellent 
Governor of Connecticut. She was a person of good education and repu- 
tation, and honorably descended, being the daughter of a puritan gentleman 
whose name was Launce. He was a Parliament man ; a man learned and 
pious, and a notable disputant ; but, once disputing against the English 
Episcopacy, &c, he was worsted by such a way of maintaining the argu- 
ment as was thought agreeable, that is, by a wound in the side, from his 
furious antagonist, of which wound at last he died. The wife of that 
gentleman was daughter of the Lord Darcy, who was Earl of Rivers, a 
person of a Protestant and puritan religion, though of a popish family ; and 
one that, after the murder of her former husband, Mr. Launce, had for her 
second husband the famous Mr. Sympson. But, by the daughter of that 
Mr. Launce who is yet living amongst us,f Mr. Sherman had no less than 
twenty children, added unto the number of six which he had before." 

This account given by Mather has come down to the present age unques- 
tioned, I believe, until recently. Such investigations as I have been able 
to make, have not resulted in establishing the Darcy lineage of Mary 
Launce. The Magnalia, though loosely written, and not of high authority, 
is entitled to some consideration ; and it is difficult to conceive how an 
utterly groundless and detailed statement could be gravely made. Here 
was Cotton Mather, a graduate of Cambridge, in the class of 1678, seven 
years before Mr. Sherman's death,! and nearly thirty-two years before 
the death of Mrs. Sherman, always living within six miles of Sherman's 
house in Watertown, and through his clerical father, Increase Mather, from 
his own profession, and from the close connection that existed between 
ministers' families at that early period in the colony, (when the clergy con- 
stituted the chief part of the educated men,) undoubtedly an intimate at the 
house of Sherman, and well acquainted with the principal events in the life 
of Mrs. Sherman, as well as that of her husband, and with the facts, it 
would be natural to suppose, in the lives of their immediate ancestry. 
Add to this, that the account was written while Mrs. Sherman was " yet 
living amongst us" to use the language of Mather, and was published 
several years before her death,§ it becomes a matter of special wonder, and 
difficult to believe, that he was wholly in error in his narration. But what 
say the authorities ? The late Mr. Gage,|| for some years a Director of 
the Society of Antiquaries, and a descendant of Earl Rivers, by his third 

* Magnalia, Vol. I. p. 466, Hartford edition, t 1702. 

| He died in 1685. § She died 9 March, 1710. 

\\ In the latter part of his life he took the surname " Eokewode." 

308 Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. [Oct. 

daughter, Lady Penelope Darcy, and having the benefit of the family 
papers at Hengrave, in his full history of Thingoe Hundred, in Suffolk, at 
p. 200, et seq., gives a particular account of the family. The following 
is an abridged statement, namely : — 

Mary, wife of Thomas Darcy, Earl Rivers,* was the youngest daughter 
of Sir Thomas Kytson, of Hengrave, in the County of Suffolk. Earl 
Rivers, according to Gage and other authorities, had, by this marriage, one 
son and four daughters. 

Thomas Darcy, the son, married Mary, daughter of Sir John Fitz, of 
Fitz Ford in Devon. Her first husband was Sir Alan Percy, a younger 
son of the eighth Earl of Northumberland. After Lord Darcy's death, 
without issue, she married 3d, Sir Charles Howard, 4th Sir Richard 

Elizabeth married Thomas Savage, Viscount Savage, whose son John, 
Viscount Savage, afterwards became Earl Rivers. 

Mary married Roger Manwood, eldest son of Sir Peter Manwood, and 
afterwards Sir Thomas Staples. She died without issue, in 1627. 

Penelope married, 1. Sir George Trenchard, 2. Sir John Gage, 3. Sir 
William Hervey. There was issue alone by the second marriage. The 
historian of Thingoe is of this stock. 

Susan, who died young. 

These facts seem very distinctly to negative the idea that Mrs. Launce 
was daughter of Earl Rivers ; but, says a distinguished English antiquary, 
"it by no means follows, as a necessary consequence, that no such marriage 
ever took place ; our genealogy, even of families of note, not being in the 
most satisfactory state." " Earl Rivers and his wife lived separate for 
many years. f " 

We may reasonably suppose that Mather received from Mrs. Sherman 
an account of her ancestry, as he had an acquaintance with that lady of 
more than thirty years' standing, and that in some way, beyond present ex- 
planation, he confounded her actual statement of descent from some other 
distinguished family with a descent from Earl Rivers. Should the truth 
be discovered, on farther investigation, this probably will be the result. It 
is certainly more rational and more charitable to believe in this form of 
mistake, than to presume that Mather was himself deceived, or designed to 
deceive others. 

The next statement by Mather, that Mr. Launce, the father of Mrs. 
Sherman, was from Cornwall, seems highly probable. The Launce family 
had long been settled in that part of England, and were of some note. 
James Launce was in the Parliament that assembled 3 Sept., 1654, and 
also Jan. 27, 1659. Again, Mather speaks of Mrs. Sherman as having 
been under the guardianship of Gov. Hopkins, of Connecticut. This may 
have been so, though the only mention of her, before her marriage with 
Sherman, is in connection with Gov. Eaton's family, at New Haven, and in 
reference to the proceedings in the church against Mrs. Eaton, the Gov- 
ernor's wife, in August, 1644. The narrative leads to the inference that 
Mary was then a member of Gov. Eaton's family. Hopkins had married 
the daughter of Mrs. Eaton by a former husband. 

2. The memoir states, that Mr. Willard had six children by his first 

* Thomas, Lord Darcy, of Chich, created Viscount Colchester by James I., and Earl 
Rivers by Charles I. 

t " It is possible there may have been another daughter, not acknowledged from the 
circumstance of a puritan marriage." 

1850.] Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. 309 

marriage. Reference to an authority subsequently seen, establishes the 
fact that there were eight children, two of whom died very young, and 
through the imperfection of records their baptismal names are not known. 

3. By a typographical error, the birth of John, son of Mr. Willard, is 
given as Sept. 8, 1663 ; it should be 1673. 

4. The memoir states, that the wife of Samuel Wright, Esq., was 
daughter of Major Simon Willard's son Jonathan. This is a mistake ; she 
was daughter of Cyprian Stevens, of Lancaster, by his first wife, Mary, 
daughter of Major Simon. 

5. Major Simon Willard's second wife was Elizabeth Dunster, and his 
third Mary Dunster. It is suggested in the memoir, that they were both, 
perhaps, sisters of President Dunster. Since the memoir was written, a 
memorandum has been seen, which was made by the late Rev. Dr. John 
Willard, of Stafford, Connecticut, which states that Elizabeth was the sister 
and Mary the cousin of the President. Dr. Willard was a great nephew 
and a protege, of Secretary Josiah Willard, and derived from him some 
genealogical information, and probably this in relation to the Dunsters.* 
The Secretary was an old man when he made his communications. He 
may have been in error, but I think not. Besides, Dr. Willard seems to 
have been well acquainted with other grandchildren of the Major, and he 
may have had the statement from them also. There is no present knoivn re- 
cord to vouch for or contradict it, unless the expression in President Dun- 
ster's will, where he speaks of Mary, the third wife of Major Willard, as 
" my sister Willard," contradicts it. But, after all, may not this have been 
a proper form of expression, if Elizabeth were sister; — that marriage 
constituting the Major a brother to the President, and the subsequent mar- 
riage to the cousin, f authorizing the President to designate her as his 
" sister Willard?" 

6. The children of Mr. Willard, by his second wife Eunice, daughter of 
Edward Tyng, Esq., of Dunstable, were twelve in number, and they all 
stand correct in the memoir, after striking out a third and fourth Edward. 
The error was in the original manuscript from which I quoted. The 
verification, which agrees also with the Boston and the Old South Church 
Records, is derived from the declaration in an action brought in 1724, by 
Miss Eunice Willard, the second of that name, against persons in Marble- 
head, to recover certain land there situate. It is drawn up with technical 
accuracy, and the names of all the children by the second marriage are 
given. A misrecital would have then been fatal to the suit. The names 
corrected stand thus, namely : Edward, Josiah, (the Secretary of the 
Province,) Eunice, Richard, William, Margaret, a second Edward, Hannah, 
Sarah, a second Eunice, (the demandant in the action,) a second Sarah, 
and a second Richard. All were dead in December, 1724, except Josiah, 
and he was the only one of the children of the second marriage who left 
issue. The second Eunice, a gentlewoman of literary tastes and accom- 
plishments beyond the usual standard of the women of her day, died un- 
married in 1751. 

It is somewhat remarkable, notwithstanding the large family of Mr. 
Willard, that there are none of his descendants living of the name of 

* "I was often at the Secretary's," says Dr. Willard, " as he was my guardian and bene- 
factor, and I tarried at his house Avhenever I was at Boston." This was before Dr. W. 
entered college, while he was in college, and for several subsequent years. 

t Cousin was a frequent designation of niece, at that period. Thus the Secretary in 
his several letters to his niece, in the Island of Jamaica, addresses her always as "my 
dear cousin." 

310 Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. [Oct. 

Willard, except the posterity of his grandson, Rev. Samuel Willard, of 


Inscription in St. George at Tombland, in the city of Norwich, Norfolk: 
Sheff, Thomas, Her are buryed under this ston 

1480. Thomas Sheff and his wyff Marion ; 

Somtym we warr, as ye now be, 
And as we arr, so be schall yee ; 
Wherefore of your charitie, 
Pray for us to the Trinitie. 

" " Obiit (Marion) M.C.C.CC. lxxxxiii* 
Sheef, Richard, Hundred of Cranbrook, Kent. Richard 
37 Hen. 8. Sheef in Goods £90. [ Subsidy Rolls.'] 

1545. 1st payment] 

Sheafe . . . Stephen Roberts 

" ... George Roberts of Brenchley. [Berry's Geneal. 

of Kent.'] They seem to belong to the 16th century. 
Sheafe, Joan dtr: of . . . Sheafe, m. Richard Knatchbull who d. 1582. 
[Berry.] Another dtr. m. John Knatchbull, brother of 
the preceding. 

Sheafe, William, ] 39th Elizabeth, Hundred and Parish 
Richard, I of Cranbrook, in Kent. William 
Alexander, | in goods £8. Richard £4. 

Thomas. J Alexander £4. Thomas in lands £10. [Subsidy 
Sheafe, Edmund, 39th Elizabeth, Hundred of Blackborne, Parish of 

Woodchurch, goods £4. [Subsidy Rolls.] 
Sheafe, Thomas, Cranbrook, m. Sarah Sheppard, a descendant of Richard 
Sheppard of Pesmarsh, Sussex. This seems to have been 
not far from the beginning of the 17th century. 

Sheafe, Thomas, George Brook v Thomas Sheafe : bill, grant of an an- 
Tm Elizabeth, nuity charged on land in Cranbrook, Kent, sold by 
Richard Coachman to defendant. [Proceedings in Chan- 
cery, Tm Eliz., Vol. I.] 

Sheafe, Thomas, Esq., of Cranbrook, m.Mary Gibbon, August 6, 1611, dtr. 

of Philip and Elizabeth Gibbon, of Westcliffe, who were 
ra. 1586. Philip d. Aug. 24, 1629; his widow was bu. at Westcliffe, 
Sept. 16, 1647, set. 80. [Berry.] 
Sheafe, Edmund, b. (at Cranbrook?) 1605, m. Elizabeth Cotton, dtr. of 

Sampson Cotton, of London ; his children were Rebecca, 
Elizabeth, and Sampson. The latter b. 1650, after his father's decease. 
The history of Edmund and his descendants belongs to our own country. 
Sheafe, Jacob, b. 1616, Cranbrook, m. Margaret Webb, who was b. 1625, 

and d. 1 693, cet. 68. The only dtr. of Henry Webb, of 

* An American relative has given this date, 1383, but Blomefield has it as above, 
1493.— Hist, of Norfolk, Vol. IV. p. 363. 

1850.] Johnson, Wtllard, and Sheaf e. 311 

London, who came over to this country with his father, of Salisbury, Eng- 
land. Jacob d. Boston, 22 March, 1658. The farther history of this 
family belongs to our own country. 

Sheaf, Harmon. " Out of this town and places adjoining, good people in 
neighbourhood met on week day, to pray melancholy pro- 
vidence to be sanctified to them ; prosecuted by a neighbouring Justice, 
and by him are fined, and for non-payment sent to Maidstone Jail for three 
months. Among the rest was one Harmon Sheaf, a man very kind to his 
parish minister, and who usually attended upon public worship in the way 
of the Church of England." He was imprisoned for non-conformity. 
[Cranebrook, Mr. Wm. Goodrich's Notes, 1, 10, Palmer's Non- Conformist 
Memorial, Vol. II. p. 59, as cited.] 

Sheafe, Mary, dtr. of Herman Sheafe, of Cranbrook, m. James Sharp, of 
Cranbrook, in 1653. [Herald's office, and see Berry's 
Kent and Sussex, tit. Sharp.] 

Sheafe, Bennett, dtr. of Henry Sheafe, of Chatham, m. Charles Dalyson, a 
descendant of William Dalison, Judge of Queen's 
Bench, Tm. Eliz. Charles d. 24 Feb., 1721, Bennett d. Dec. 1694. 
[Berry's Kent."] 

Sheafe, John, Martha m. Richard Baker, Gent. He died in 1725, and 
Martha, there is a monument to him in the Church of New Romney. 

Her father, John Sheafe, Gent, was of Rochester. She had 
a son named Thomas Baker, who d. in 1732, set. 37, and left 20 acres of 
land to a hospital at New Romney, and £ 5. per annum to other poor of 
the parish. [3 Hasted's Kent, 529, cited by Mr. Hunter.] 
Sheafe, Alexander, Esq 1 . One of the Directors of the Bank of England 

1742. One of His Majesty's Commissioners for the City 
of London by Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain. [Cham- 
berlayne's Present State of Great Britain, Part II. pp. 185, 254, ed. 1743.] 
Sheaffe, Sir Roger Hale. See his coat of arms in Burke's armory, 1844. 

Sir Roger, born in Boston of the American family of Sheafe, 
doubles the f. in his name. In the Cranbrook Registry, this is the more 
usual ancestral spelling. 
Sheaffe, W. L. T. Ensign without purchase, vice Croker promoted. Dec. 

6, 1844. 57 th Foot.— Dec. 31, Ensign from 57th foot to be 

Ensign in without purchase, vice Singleton, who retires. 

Sheafe, Samuel Cranbrook. Records of the Herald's office, London. 
Sheaffe, William, Esq. Surveyor of the Excise at Mallow, brother of Sir 

Roger Hale Sheaffe. 
Sheaffe, Roger Hale, Captain in the 55 th Regiment, died in London August 

3, 1844. He was son of William Sheaffe, Esq. mentioned 

Cranbrook Parish Register. Rev. Francis Barrow, vicar of Cranbrook, in 
his letter of Aug. 29, 1845, writes among other things as follows, namely, "I 
have gone through the Register again for all entries in the name of Sheafe. 
The result of my search I beg to forward you on the sheet herewith in- 
closed." ..." Numerous as the Sheafes were in days of yore, I am not 
aware of the existence now of one individual of that name, certainly not in 
this parish. There must also have been very many tombs and grave- 
stones belonging to them, but the inscriptions are wholly obliterated, so that 
it is not possible to affirm whether they had any of these memorials in our 
churchyard or not. 

312 Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. [Oct. 

" I well remember when, in my juvenile days, I attended divine service 
at the Parish Church of Strood, near Rochester, in this county, that, im- 
mediately over the pew which my family occupied, there was a mural 
monument to the memory of some of the Sheafes ; but as it is now about 
thirty-live years since I saw it, I cannot charge my recollection with the 
purport of the inscription which was on it. Since the period of which I 
speak, the church at Strood has been pulled down, and a new church 
built on the same site, but I do not know whether the old monuments have 
been put up in the new edifice." 


1551, TO THE YEAR 1652. 


1559 March 17 Edmund Sheafe 
1562 Oct 10 Thomas Sheafe 
Dec 19 Joan Sheaffe 

1564 May 13 Katherine Sheaffe 

1565 Sep 9 John Sheafe 

1566 Dec 15 Alexander Sheafe 

1567 Jan y 6 Mary Sheaffe 

1570 July 4 Harman Sheaffe 

1571 Mar 2 Anne Sheaffe 
1573 Feb 21 Samuell Sheaffe 

1577 Aug 18 Beniamine Sheaffe 

1578 Jan y 4 Katherine Sheaffe 

1579 April 19 Elizabeth Sheaffe 

1581 July 23 d Eliz bth et An Sheaffe, twinns 

1582 Jan y 13 Joann Sheaffe 

1584 Dec 20 Katherine Sheaffe, filia Richardi 

1587 June 5 Thomas Sheaffe, fllius Richardi 

1588 July 7 Thomas Sheaffe 

1589 Oct 26 Elizabeth Sheaffe 

1591 Feb 20 Anna Sheaffe, filia Richardi 

1592 Oct 29 Thomas Sheaffe, Alius Alexand. 
Alexander Sheaffe 

1593 April 1 Mary Sheaffe, filia Richardi 

1594 Dec 22 William Sheaff, filius Richardi 

1595 Oct 12 Richard Sheaff, filius Richardi 

Feb 1 Katherine Sheaff, filia Alex. 

1598 May 21 Margaret Sheaffe, filia Richardi 
July 2 Mary Sheaffe, filia Alexandri. 

1600 Feb 1 Alexander Sheaffe, sonne of Allexander 

1601 Dec 13 Elline Sheaff, d. of Richard 
1606 Oct 12 Harman Sheaffe, sonne of Richarde 

1612 June 14 Richard Sheaffe, sonne of Thomas 

1613 June 20 Elizabeth Sheaffe, da. of Thomas 

1614 Aug 21 Margaret Sheaffe, da. of Thomas 

1615 Feb 4 Thomas Sheaffe, s. of Alex jr. 

1616 Aug 4 Jacob Sheaffe, sonne of Edmoncl 
Feb 23 Thomas Sheaffe, sonne of Thomas the elder 

1617 Oct 19 Mary Sheafe, dau. of Edmond 

1618 Ap 1 26 Frances Sheaffe, dau. of Thomas j r . 
Jan y 31 Mary Sheaffe, dau. of Thomas 

1850.] Johnson, Willard, and Sheaf e. 313 

1620 Sep 26 Mary Sheaffe, dau. of Edmond 
Feb 11 Rychard Sheaffe, sonne of Alex r 

1622 Ap l 28 Josua et Caleb Sheaffe, fill: Thome 
March 2 Ann Sheaffe, dau. of Thomas 

1623 July 27 Gibbon Sheaffe, sonne of Thomas Sen r 
1625 Feb 26 Mary Sheaffe, fil. Thorn Sen r 

1627 Feb 10 William Sheafe, sonne of Thomas 
1629 June 12 John Sheaffe, sonne of Thomas 

1641 Oct 10 Mary Sheafe, dau : of Harman 

1642 Dec 22 Elizabeth Sheafe, dau. of Harman 

1643 Dec 3 Sarah Sheafe, dau. of Harman 
1645 Nov 30 Harman Sheaffe, fi. Harmani 

1647 Oct 17 Thomas Sheaffe, sonne of Harman et Mary uxor. 


1649 Sep 22 Richard Sheaffe, son of Richard Sheaffe, husbandman, was 
born of Katherin Miller his wife the 22 d day of September 

1652 Aug 20 th Allexander Sheafe, son of Richard Sheafe, husbandman, was 
born of Katherine Miller his wife the 20 th of August 1652 

1655 Sep 10 Elizabeth Sheaffe, daughter of Richard Sheafe, husbandman, 
was borne of Katherine Miller his wife the 10 th of Septem- 
ber 1655 


1561 Nov 19 Ambrose Sheaffe et Margaret Awstine 
Jan y 26 John Couchinda et Mary Sheaffe 

1563 June 6 John Emersoll et Margaret Sheaffe 
1566 Oct 14 Richard Hovenden et Alice Sheaffe 

1568 July 26 Henry Greenowye et Elizabeth Sheaffe 

1569 Oct 24 William Sheaffe et Katherine Courtoppe 

1571 Dec 6 Richard Sheaffe et Edeth Kingsman, vidua 

1572 Dec 22 Richard Sheaffe et Dennice Smyth, vidua 
Jan y 1 1 John Sheaff et Parnell Master 

1580 Jan y 16 Master Gyles Fletcher et Joan Sheaffe 

1581 Jan y 8 Richard Sheaffe et Margery Roberts 
1586 May 30 Edmund Sheaffe et Elizabeth Taylor 

John Sheaffe et Katherine Saunders 

1591 Sep* 13 Alexander Sheaffe et Phebe Hyder 
1593 June 4 James Philpot et Parnell Sheaffe 
1610 June 18 Tymothie Collier et Elizabeth Sheaffe 

Dec 4 Richard Sharppy et Mary Sheaffe 

1612 Nov 19 Jeremy Gyles et Mary Sheaffe 

1615 May 8 Alexander Sheaffe et Elizabeth Collier 

1616 May 14 William Love et Katherine Sheaffe 
1642 Oct 11 Richard Holden et Mary Sheaffe 


1562 June 16 Ambrose Sheaffe 

1564 Oct 12 Elizabeth Sheaffe 

1571 Jan y 14 Eudeth (sic. J. W.) Sheaffe 

1574 June 14 Margary Sheaffe 

1575 Oct 27 William Sheaffe, filius Thoma 
1577 Aug 21 Beniamine Sheaffe 

1579 May 31 Widdowe Sheaffe 

1581 Oct 12 Richard Sheaff, excom p 1 * 

* " The letter p 1 after some names shewed that they died of the plague." 


314: Johnson, Willard, and Sheafe. [Oct. 

1581 Oct 14 Mary Sheaffe p 

- Oct 27 Katherine Sheaffe p 1 

■ Nov 3 Mary Sheaffe p 1 

Nov 22 Anne Sheaffe p 1 

1582 April 28 Elline Sheaffe 
1586 Aug 31 Dennis Sheaffe, uxor 

1590 Jan y 22 Anne Sheaffe 

1591 Feb 28 John Sheaffe 

1594 Dec 28 William Sheaffe, child 

1595 Jan y 25 Susan Sheaffe 
1601 Sep* 20 Allexander Sheaffe, householder 
1604 Sep 6 Thomas Sheaffe, yeoman 

1609 Nov 20 Mrs Mary Sheaffe, widdowe 

1610 Nov 12 Elizabeth Sheaffe 

1611 March 24 Katherine Sheaffe, uxor Williami, 
1613 July 18 Katherin Sheaffe 

1615 July 21 Ann Sheaffe 
March 5 Alex r Sheaffe 

1616 Aug 1 Acrisomer of Edmond Sheaffes 
Dec 18 William Sheaffe 

1617 Jan y 30 Mary Sheaffe, puer 
1622 May 30 Caleb Sheaffe, puer 

1625 Sep r 14 Richard Sheaffe Sen r 
Jan y 20 Richard Sheaffe, puer 

1626 Aug 16 Ann Sheaffe, puer 
Nov 1 Edmund Sheaffe 

1627 Feb. 12 Thomas Sheaffe, puer 

1628 May 18 A childe of Thomas Sheaff 

1629 June 22 Joane Sheafe, wid. poore 
1645 Aug 6 Sarah Sheafe, puer 

Dec 12 Harman Sheafe, puer 

Dec 27 Mary Sheafe, uxor 

1647 Jan y 12 Alexander Sheafe, poore 

1648 Sep 5 A childe of Richard Sheaffes 

1650 May 8 Sarah Sheafe, puer 

1651 May 12 Mary Sheafe, uxor 
Sep 30 Thomas Sheafe, puer 

1653 May 25 A childe of Richard Sheaffe 

1654 Oct 3 Acrisamor of Richard Sheaff, laborer, son of Katherine Mil- 

ler, his mother. 

Copies of two brass plates affixed to two flat stones forming the pave- 
ment of the nave of Cranbrook Church. 

Mary Sheafe, the wife of Thomas Sheafe, who lived together neere xlv 
yeares & had issue betweene them ix sons vi daughters, she a grave & 
charitable matron dyed lxxiii yeares of age Nov. 1609. Imposuit E. S. 

William Sheafe after he had lyved godly and christianly the space of 73 
yeares, departed this lyfe the 21 8t of December 1616, and his body was here 

N. B. There must be some error with regard to the death of William 
Sheafe ; on the brass plate he is said to have died on the 21st of December, 
1616 ; — the Register says he was buried on the 18th. 

In making the above extracts, the Rev. Mr. Barrow was at great 
pains, " the writing in parts having been executed in a very slovenly man- 
ner ; the ink in other parts being completely faded." 

1850.] Marshfield Inscriptions. 315 

I am inclined to think that Jacob Sheafe, the first American ancestor, b. 
1616, was a descendant of Thomas, d. 1604, and Mary his wife, d. 1609 ; — 
that Edmund bap. 1559, Mar. 17, was his father or grandfather. 

Edmund who m. Elizabeth Taylor, 1586, May 30, may be the same. It 
does not yet appear who was the father of Edmund, b. 1605. It is quite 
probable that this Edmund was a brother of Jacob. 

Sampson Sheafe, the son of Edmund, m. Mehitable Sheafe, the daughter 
of Jacob, from which American ancestors the families in Portsmouth, N. 
H. and elsewhere, trace their descent. Mary Sheafe, of Portsmouth, the 
great great granddaughter of Edmund and Jacob, was the wife of Joseph 
Willard, President of Harvard University. 

The monument to the memory of Mary, wife of Thomas Sheafe, it is 
probable, was erected by (their son?) Edmund. Thomas having been 
married in 1659, most of the early entries of baptism may well embrace 
his nine sons and six daughters. 

Boston, July, 1850. J. W. 



[Communicated by Miss M. A. Thomas, of Marshfield.] 

In Memory of Mrs Mary Bourn, wife to Mr. Jedediah Bourn, who De- 
ceased June y e 28, 1743, in y e 44th year of her age. 

Here Lyes Buried Mr Jedediah Bourn, who Dyed Oct y e 18th, 1743, in 
y e 74th year of his age. 

Thomas Bourn, son of Thomas and Deborah Bourn, died Sept y e 14th 
1723 aged 7 years 3 months and 3 days. 

Ebenezar Bourn, son of Thomas and Deborah Bourn, died Sept y e 20th, 
1723, aged 3 years 5 months and 16 days. 

Deborah Bourn, daugh ter of Thomas and Deborah Bourn, died Oct y e 
2nd, 1723 aged 1 year 7 months and 15 days. 

In Memory of Capt Rouse Bourn, who died June 21st, 1763, in y e 29th 
year of his age. 

In Memory of Miss Lucy Bourn, who died December 14th, 1788, aged 
19 years 11 months and 12 days. 

Nathaniel, son of Dea Rouse & Mrs Hannah Bourn, died Sept 17, 1810, 
aged 3 months. 

In Memory of Mrs Bradford, wife of Andrew Bradford Esq, who died 
June 10, 1825, JET 73. 

Ask what a daughter, wife and friend should be, 
In this imperfect state, and that was she. 

In Memory of Mrs Lucy Delano, wife of Mr Joseph Delano, who died 
Aug 24th, 1789, in the 53rd year of her age. 

This Stone is Erected in Memory of Dea Thomas Dingley, who departed 

316 Marshfield Inscriptions, [Oct. 

this life Sept. 15, 1806, aged 74 years. He was Deacon of the first Church 
in Marshfield 26 years, to the great satisfaction of the Church. 

This stone is Erected in Memory of Mr John Dingley, son of Dea 
Thomas Dingley and Mrs Anna his wife who departed this life May 10, 
1806, aged 41 years. 

ERECTED to the memory of Thomas Dingley, born May 22, 1761, 
died Feb 2, 1827, and his wife Ruth S. Winslow, born Dec 1778, died 
Oct 10, 1846. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Dea John Foster, who died May y e 13th, 1732, 
aged 91 years. 

Here Lyes the Body of Mrs Sarah Foster, wife to Dea John Foster, 
who dyed May y e 26th, 1731. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Deborah Foster, who dyed Nov y e 4th, 
1732, in y e 42 year of her age. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mr. Solomon Hewet, aged 45 years and 
10 days, who Deceased December y e 5th, 1715. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mr Winter Hewet, who Dec d March y e 
3rd, 1717-18, in y e 39th year of his age. 

In Memory of Capt Joseph Kent, who died Jan 1st, 1801, aged 83 years 
and 10 days. 

In Memory of Mrs Lydia Kent, widow of Capt Joseph Kent, who died 
April 9, 1810, aged 89 years. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Isaac Little Esq. aged about 53 years, 
dyed December y e 29th, 1699. 

Here Lyes the Body of Mrs Bethiah Little, wife to Asquir Isaac Little, 
who dyed Sept y e 3rd, 1718, aged — years. 

Marcy Little, daughter to Capt Isaac Little Esq. dyed July y e 23rd, 
1729, aged 9 years. 

In Memory of Mr John Moorehead, who died June 15, 1836, aged 76 

Arthur Moorehead, died March 14, 1840, aged 10 months and 24 days. 

John Moorehead, born Oct 8, 1821, died Dec 27, 1847. 
Here the weary are at rest. 

Here Lyes Interred the Body of Mrs Elizabeth Pelham, who dyed April 
y e 1st, 1706, in y e 84th year of her age. 

Here Lyes the Body of John Rouse, Sen, aged 74 years, dyed Oct 1717. 

Here Lyes the Body of John Rouse aged 26 years dyed May y e 26th, 

Here Lyeth the Ashes of y e Reverend Edward Tompson, Pastor of y e 
Church of Marshfield who suddenly departed this life March y e 10th, 1705, 
Anno iETATIS SUAE 40. 

Here in a tyrant's hand doth captive lie 

A rare synopsis of divinity. 

Old patriarchs, phrophets, gospel bishops meet 

Under deep silence, in their winding-sheet; 

All rest awhile, in hopes, and full intent, 

When their King calls to sit in parliament. 

1850.] Marshfield Inscriptions. 317 

Here Lyes what Remains of William Thomas, Esq, one of the Founders 
of New Plymouth Colony, who dyed in y e month of August, 1651, about 
y e 78th year of his age. 

Here Lyes the Remains of Nathaniel Thomas Gent m , who Dec d y e 13th 
day of February 1674, about y e 68th year of his age. 

Here Lyes interred the Body of William Thomas Gent m , who Dec d 
March y e 30th, 1718, in y e 80th year of his age. 

Here Lyes Buried y e Body of y e Honorable Nathaniel Thomas Esq, 
who Dec d Oct y e 22, 1718, in y e 75th year of his age. 

Deborah y e wife of Nathaniel Thomas, Esq., dec d June y e 17, 1696, in 
y e 53d year of her age. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Mrs. Eliz th Thomas, wife to Nathaniel Thomas, 
Esq., formerly wife to Capt. William Condy, dec d Oct. y e 11th, 1713, in y e 
61st year of her age. 

Here Lyes Buried y e Body of Mrs. Mary Thomas, wife to Nathaniel 
Thomas, Esq., who Dec d Oct. y e 7th, 1727, in y e 54th year of her age. 

Here Lyes interred the Body of Mrs Mary Thomas, wife to John 
Thomas Esq, Dyed May y e 3rd, 1737, in y e 35th year of her age. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Alice Thomas, wife of Nathan Thomas, 
aged 25 years Dyed June y e 14th, 1715. 

Here Lyes the Body of Abiah Thomas, wife of Nathan Thomas, aged 
26 years Dec d Feb y e 1st 1717 I 18. 

Here Lyes the Body of Mr Samuel Thomas, aged 65 years deceased 
Sept y e 2nd, 1720. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mrs Marcy Thomas, widow of Mr Sam- 
uel Thomas, who Dec d Sept, 1741, aged 79 years. 

Ann Thomas, daughter of John and Lydia Thomas dyed Decern 1 *' 7th, 
1723, in y e 6th year of her age. 

Here Lyes the Body of Kezie, Daughter of Mr John and Mrs Lydia 
Thomas, who Dyed Decem ber y e 11th, 1751, aged 21 years 1 month and 4 

Here Lyes y e Body of Mrs Lydia Thomas, wife to Mr John Thomas 
who died Jan y y e 17th, 1750, aged 60 years and 11 months. 

Here Lyes the Body of Mr John Thomas, who departed this life April 
the 14th, 1770, in the 86th year of his age. 

In Memory of Col Anthony Thomas, who died July the 14th, 1781, 
aged 62 years 3 months and 20 days. 

John Thomas, son of Mr Anthony and Mrs Abigail Thomas, died Nov 
11th, 1748, aged 5 years. 

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Lucy Thomas, wife of Capt John Thom- 
as, she died August 30, 1804, aged 40 years, 11 months and 8 days. 

In Memory of Capt John Thomas, Born August 30, 1764, Died July 27, 

Erected to the memory of Mrs Lucy Thomas, wife of John Thomas, 
who died March 15, 1849, aged 78 years. 

My Mother. 

Beneath this rest the ashes of Nathaniel Ray Thomas, son of John and 
Lucy Thomas, Born at Marshfield June 9, 1812, Died at Washington D.C. 
March 17, 1840, aged 27 years. 

818 Mar sJifield Inscriptions, [Oct. 

Here Lyes the Body of Mr. Joshua Taylor, who dyed Sept y e 13th 
1727, aged 67 years. 

Here Lyes the body of Mr Joseph Waterman, Junr, dyed Dec r 23rd , 
1715, in y e 39th year of his age. 

Here Lyes the body of Mr Anthony Waterman, who dyed April y e 
23rd, 1715, in the 31st year of his age. 

Here Lyes the body of Mr Joseph Waterman, aged 69 years dyed Jany 

Here Lyes buried the body of Mrs Sarah Waterman, widow of Mr 
Joseph Waterman who Dec d Sept 1741, aged 90 years and 3 months. 

In Memory of Mr Daniel Wright, who died May 6, 1829, JET 76 years. 

Mrs Sarah Wright, wife of Mr Daniel Wright, died March 16, 1822, 
JET 65 years. 

Here Lyes buried the Body of Capt. Nathaniel Winslow, who Dec d 
Decem br 1st, 1709, in y e 81st year of his age. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mrs Faith Winslow, wife to Capt Na- 
thaniel Winslow, who Dec d Nov 9, Anno Domini 1729, in y e 85th year of 
her age. ^ 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Kenelm Winslow Esq, of Marshfield, 
who departed this life June the 1st 1757, aged 82 years. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mrs Abigail Winslow, wife to Mr 
Kenelm Winslow, who Dec d August y e 18th, Anno Domini 1729, aged 47 
years 7 months and 15 days. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Nath 1 Winslow, he was drowned in 
North River May y e 24th, 1734, aged 25 years and 11 months. 

Eleanor Winslow, daughter of Mr. Kenelm Winslow Dec d April y e 12th, 
1719, aged 9 months and 25 days. 

Here Lyes Buried the body of Nathaniel, son of Mr John Winslow, who 
dyed March y e 26, 1723, aged 10. 

Here Lyes Buried the body of John Winslow, son of Mr John Wins- 
low, who dyed August y e 8th 1724, aged 18 years. 

Here Lies interred Abigail Winslow, Daughter of the Hon. Silvanus 
Bourn Esq of Barnstable, and the late wife of Kenelm Winslow Esq, Born 
the first of June, 1729, Died at Marshfield 21st Dec, 1761, aged 32 years. 

In Memory of Kenelm Winslow Esq. who died May 13, 1780, in the 
63rd year of his age. 

Mary Winslow, widow of Seth Winslow, died March 23rd, 1827, aged 
49 years. 


The HON ble Josiah Winslow, Gou r of New Plymouth Dyed December 
y c 18, 1680, ^ETatis 52. 

Penelope, y e widdow of Gou r Winslow, Dyed December y e 7, 1703, 
iETatis 73. 

The HON ble Isaac Winslow Esq. dyed December y e 14, 1738, ./Etatis 67. 

Hon John Winslow Esq. died April 17, 1774, ^ET 72. 

Isaac Winslow MD, died Oct 24, 1814, aged 80. 

John Winslow Esq, died at Natchez August 24, 1822, aged 48. 

Pelham Winslow, died August 19, 1832, aged 23. 

1850.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 319 


[Communicated by Mr. Justin Winsor, of Boston.] 
[Continued from page 284.] 

Nicholas Robbins. (Duxbury.) 

His will, dated 9, 12 m0 , 1650, gives his house to his wife Ann; names his 
children, John, Rebecca, Mary, Hannah. Witnessed by Ralph Par- 
tridge and John Willis. 

Inventory, 1650, by John Willis. Amount, £38. 13. 9. 

Henry Smith. (Rehoboth.) 

Will, dated Nov. 3, 1647 ; gives his wife his house, and makes her the 
executrix of his will. Names brother Thomas Cooper, and sons, Henry 
and Daniel, and da., Judith. Witnessed by Stephen Paine, Thomas 
Cooper, and Joseph Peck. 

Inventory taken, 21, 10 mo , 1649, by Cooper and Peck. Amount, £149. 16. 

William Thomas. (Marshfield.) 

His will, dated July 9, 1651. He leaves to his son Nathaniel the farm, 
whose wife is also mentioned, and likewise his children, Nathaniel, 
(who received a house and land at Eagle Nest,) Mary, Elizabeth, and 
Dorothy. To Marshfield Church, " a draper table-cloth of nine foot 
longe." To Wm. Collier and Edw. Bulkley, (a " siluer beer bowl,) who 
were made overseers of the will. To Edward Bumpas. Witnessed by 
John Russell and Henry Draiton, (his mark.) 

Inventory taken Sept. 26, 1651, by George Soule and Josiah Winsloiv. 
Amount, £375. 7. 

Thomas Lapham. (Scituate.) 

Will dated June 15, 1644, signed by his mark ; makes his wife, Mary, execu- 
trix, and names his children, Elizabeth, Mary, Thomas, and Lydia. 
Witnessed by William Wetherell and Joseph Tilden. 

Inventory, Jan. 23, 1648, by Wm. Hatch and /. Tilden. Amount £68. 0. 4. 

John Hazell. (" Secunke," alias Rehoboth.) 
Will, 19, 9 m0 , 1651. " To every one who can make it appear they are my 

kindred, 12 d ." To William Devell. Appoints John Clark, of R. I., 

and Nathl. Biscoe, of Watertown, executors. Witnessed by John 

Warren and Thomas Arnoll, of Watertown. 
Next follows a letter of attorney from Clark and Biscoe to Thomas 

Broughton, of Boston, for the settlement of Hazell's estate. Witnessed 

by Richd. Croade and Nathl. Biscoe, Jr. 
Inventory taken by Edward Smith and Joseph Torrey, 11, 8 m0 , 1651. 

Amount, £165. 19. 

Henry Drayton. 
Inventory, Dec. 12, 1651, by Kenelm Winsloiv, Josiah Winslow, and John 
Burn. Amount, £21. 14. 3. 

320 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [Oct. 

Webb Audey. 
Nuncupative will by John Bowen, Susanna Jeney, and Martha Sherive. 

To Rev. Mr. Reyner, 30 s . One house he had sold to Thomas Sherive, 

and in relation to another he said " there were poor enough in the town." 

To goodnien Pratt, Savory, and Sherive. 

Inventory taken March 19, 1651. 
John Bowen, as overseer, in lieu of the 30 s bequeathed to Mr. Reyner, 

made over to him the small house, that being valued at that sum. 

William Hatch, Sen. (Scituate.) 
His will, dated Nov. 5, 1651. Styles himself a planter. Gives to his wife 
Jane one half of his house. Names his da. Jane Lovell, and grandson 
John Lovell; his da. Ann Torrey, and grandchildren James, William, 
Joseph, and Damaris Torrey ; and sons Walter and William, whom he 
made executors of his will. Witnessed by " Guilielmo Wetherell, James 
Torrey, Willam Hatch, the son of Thomas Hatch." 
Inventory taken by Thomas Chambers, Ephraim Kempton, and James 
Torrey. Amount, £95. 3. 4. 

James Adams. 
" Who died att sea in the good shipp called the James of London the 19 th 

of January, 1651, to which Captaine John Allin was master, and cheife 

commander of the said vessell." 
Inventory by James Nash and Anthony Snoiv. Amount, £34. 15. 

Kenelm Winslow appointed administrator of his estate. 

John Ewer. (Barnstable.) 
Inventory by Wm. Crooker and John Smith, of Barnstable, May 31, 1652. 
Amount, £19. 7. 5., exhibited at court, June 29, 1652, on oath of Mary 
Ewer, widow. 

Judith SxMIth. (Rehoboth.) 
Widow. Her will, dated Oct. 24, 1650. Names her son Henry, da. 

Judith, son and da. Hunt, son John's three children, son Daniel, and 

the three children of her son Hunt. Witnessed by John Pecke and 

Magdalen Smith, her mark. 
Inventory, 14, 10 mo , 1650, by Joseph Pecke and Thomas Cooper. Amount 

£120. 6. 

James Lindale. (Duxbury.) 
Will dated Aug. 10, 1652, and exhibited at court Mar. 4, 1652. To his 
wife, Mary, the executrix of the will, he gives his house and land at 
Duxbury and at Marshfield, provided she " continue in her widowhood." 
Names his son Timothy and daughter Abigail. To the Duxbury 
church " one cow-calfe." Appoints his " highly and well beloved friend 
and neighbour, Constant Southworth, supervisor." Witnessed by 
Standish and Alden. 
Inventory, Oct. 29, 1652, by Collier, Alden, and Standish. Amount, £130. 
Next follows " A review of the inventory of the estate of James Lin- 
dale, taken after the decease of Mary Lindale, his wife," Feb. 8, 1652, 
by the same. 

The Wentivorth Family. 338 [a] 


[To face page 338 Vol. 4. J 

Who was Councillor Paul Wkntwortii ? Several persons en- 
gaged in Avriting histories of the New Hampshire Councillors, have asked 
this question of the writer. Farmer puts him down as of the Council in 
1773, and gives his residence as of Somersworth. Lyon in his N. H. An- 
nual Register says 1772. Now Col. Paul Wentworth, son of Ezekiel, and 
grandson of Elder William, who was the uncle of ColonelJohn, died June 
'24, 1748. Some suppose Farmer made a mistake in the date and that he is 
the man. Others have supposed that it was Paul, eldest son of Col. John, 
born October 3rd, 1743, and died February 9th, 1781, in his 37th year. 
This would make him but 29 years of age when in the Council. Both 
these are described in the preceding article upon the Wentworth family. 
If of Somersworth, he must have been one of these two men. But, I am 
inclined to think he was another person. 

In the American Archives, page 930, Vol. 1, will be found a letter ad- 
dressed by the Congress sitting at Philadelphia, October 26, 1774, to the 
American agents at London, and their names are given as Paul Wentworth, 
Dr. Benj. Franklin, William Bollan, Dr. Arthur Lee, Thomas Life, Ed- 
mund Burke, and Charles Garthe. 

On page 938 of Vol. 1, this Paul Wentworth is put down as of New 

These two dates were before the extent of the Revolution could have 
been predicted. But February 5, 1775, when the revolutionary spirit had 
begun more freely to develop itself, we find in the American Archives, page 
1824 of Vol. II, a letter signed by William Bollan, B. Franklin, and 
Arthur Lee only as American Agents. 

This Paul Wentworth was doubtless a friend of the colonies, but refused 
to take part in the Revolution. Sabine undoubtedly means the same man 
when be says " Wentworth, Paul — was at London, 1785, and joined other 
loyalists in a petition to the Government for relief." His name is not 
among those proscribed by the N. H. Act of November, 1778. 

Belknap's History of N. H. Vol III, page 14, says : " Holland's survey 
was made in 1773 and 1774, at the expense of the Province. The result 
of it is contained in a large map, engraved in London, 1784, by the direc- 
tion and at the expense of Paul Wentworth, Esq." 

It further gives in Vol. Ill, Page 297, the name of Paul Wentworth, 
Esq., of London, among those whose names are " conspicuous among the 
benefactors to Dartmouth College." 

In 1789, Dartmouth College conferred the degree of L. L. D. upon him. 
He was, undoubtedly, born and died in London ; but was, probably, here 
about the time he is represented to have been Councillor. And I am the 
more inclined to believe this, because Dr. Belknap omits his name altoge- 
ther in his list of Councillors, which he would not have been likely to have 
done, had he been of Somersworth, or had he been any man but one little 
known and a temporary resident of the State. 

Corrections to Pages, 335 and 336. 
Lieut. Gov. John's son, Captain William Wentworth, m. Margarey, 
daughter of Captain Andrew Pepperell, Oct. 2nd, 1729. Children : And 
rew Pepperell, b. Sept. 21, 1730, died Aug. 1757; Sarah, b. March 30, 
1731; John, b. Feb. 23, 1736; Abigail, b. Nov. 10, 1743; Samuel 
Solley, b. June 18,1745; Margarey Pepperell, b. March 11, 1747. 

33S [b] The Wentworth Family. 

Capt. John Wentworth, m. Hannah Furnald, 1758 ; and died June 9, 
1781. Their children : Margarey P. b. Dec. 1, 1758. Andrew P. b. Dec. 
2, 17(31. By a second wife, Sarah JBartlett, he had Benning, b. Oct. 2, 
1763; Foster, b. July 24, 17G5 ; Hannah, b. January 5, 17G8 ; John, b. 
May, 19, 1770 ; Samuel Solley, b. Sept. 30, 1772. 

Andrew Pepperell Wentworth, died June 25, 1823, married in 1792, 
Sally Weeks, who died March 28, 1822. Their children : Hannah, born 
Sept. 28, 1793; John, born Oct. 26, 1795, and died August 15, 1833; 
Weeks, July 11, 1797; Margarey P. March 17, 1799 ; Sarah Ann, April 
19,1802; Catharine, July 31st, 1804. Hannah, Feb. 23, 1820, married 
Josiah Haley of Kitterey, who died Jan. 15, 1837, aged 49, having had 
three children, two of whom now live. Margarey P. married February 2, 
1823, Andrew Drew of Newfield, Me., and live of their six children are now 
living. Sarah Ann was married Dec. 25, 1825, to Daniel Jones of Leban- 
ou, Maine, and seven of their nine children are now living; Catharine, 
married Dec. 25, 1826, Ephraim Jones of Lebanon, Maine, and four of 
their eight children are now living. 

John, son of Andrew P. married 1819, Betsey Furnald. Children : 
Mark Furnald, M. D. born March 14, 1820, married Eliza Jane Wilson, 
daughter of Hon. Gowen Wilson, of Kittery, Oct. 22nd, 1843; Andrew 
Pepperell, b. August 6, 1822, married January 26, 1847, Sarah Ann, 
daughter of the above Daniel and Sarah Ann Jones ; Mary Elizabeth, born 
Dec. 10th 1824; John, born January 2, 1831. 

Page 333. Oliver P. Carr's wife of Coffeeville, Miss., was the daugh- 
ter of John Hall Wentworth, of Rollinsford, instead of John Wentworth. 

Page 333. Major Andrew Wentworth, son of Col. John, born 1764, 
and died in 1813. His wife, Mary Rollins,* born 1769, died 1842. Chil- 
dren : Abigail M. born 1792, and married J. Thompson, of Durham, N. H.; 
John B. Wentworth, born 1794 and married 1825, Statira Goodwin, of 
South Berwick, Me. ; Maria, born 1795 ; Clarissa D. born 1797, and mar- 
ried John S. Durell of Dover, N. H. ; Paul Rollins, born 1804. 

Children of John B. Wentworth and his wife Statira ; Abra D. (instead 
of Adda D. as the former article has it,) born in 1826, and married in 1848, 
Ebenezer S. Nowell ; Elizabeth D. born 1828, and died 1847; Mary L. 
born in 1830 ; John Andrew, born 1832 ; James E. born 1834 ; Charles 

* The second wife of Judge Ichabod Rollins, member of tlie Congress, or Legislature, at 
Exeter, in 1775 and 1776, father of John Rollins, whose daughter Major Andrew Wentworth 
married, was Margaret Cotton, of Springfield, Mass., who married Joseph Frost, born 
Sept. 29, 1717, and died Sept. 14, 1768, a merchant of